Contributor Sean Cole walks around Greenpoint, his new neighborhood in Brooklyn, to see what's going on in one part of shuttered New York. He finds a chauffeur who has no work, and a woman who had to leave her home.
The reality TV couple, the Duggars, stars of "19 Kids and Counting," just brought home their 19th child this summer. Allowing God to decide how many kids to have, the Duggars are like many conservative Christians who subscribe to the cross-denominational, patriarchal ideals of the Quiverfull movement. Vyckie Garrison knows about that life because she lived it. Also, the story behind a Chicago hat shop.
During the housing boom, many Americans got into buying cheap houses and rehabbing them for profit. Over an 18-year period, Mark Post bought six homes in his neighborhood - but not to flip them. Mark had it in mind he could help make his community a better place.
A couple near Boston is celebrating their 46th anniversary this month. Their love story is one for the ages. Tom was a Hungarian Jew living in Budapest during the rise of Nazi power. Jutta was a young German girl in Berlin who was the daughter of one of Hitler’s officers.
Finding a job these days is tough – and even tougher if you’re one of the 73 million Americans with a state criminal record. Most job applications have a box you’re supposed to check if you’ve ever been convicted of a crime. And that usually means you’re guaranteed not to be considered for the job. Juan Cruz spent nearly 15 years in prison after being convicted of a violent crime at age 18.
Nancy Eade was laid off from a big corporation, and she was without work for fourteen months. But she's now working again. And what she did to find work could be a lesson for others who are job hunting.
Ruth Morris’ father was terminally ill and wanted to die in California, the place he knew as home. Ruth talks with Dick Gordon about how her family decided to drive a van across the country to help her dying father find the warmth and landscape he loved.