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.
Dave Pomerantz and Daryl Harshbarger, Dallas-based activists, have been parking a bus outside abortion clinics to give pregnant women sonograms. Their mission, they say, is to stop them from having an abortion. They talk to Dick about the Save the Storks bus and their strategy.
Today on The Story, we reconnect with Osama. He’s a dissident in Syria and, like so many others inside that country, is now constantly on the run. His wife and daughter are now being threatened, and yet Osama says he will not waver.
Host Dick Gordon speaks with Jack Dawley, who’s been to jail three times for failure to pay debt. Dawley says he’s never seen a judge or been given any opportunity to explain that he simply cannot afford to pay.