Listener Todd Parkman knows exactly when politics became personal for him. For five years, Todd, his wife and some friends worked to get an alcohol law passed in Mississippi, a state that has many dry counties.
When the earthquake shook northeast Japan last March, Carl Pillitteri was leading a team of technicians in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. He was one of some 40 Americans working at the plant that day, and he spoke exclusively in this interview with Alex Chadwick.
Dick checks in with Mandy Henk, one of the itinerant librarians for the Occupy movement. After the books in New York City were thrown away, they have a new strategy: librarians giving books out from small rolling carts.