Mike McDonnell helped save neighbors on the street he grew up in his Queens neighborhood during Hurricane Sandy. He made a rescue line - a bridge, he calls it - out of wire and twine and walked people to dry land.
We hear from an Olympus CEO turned whistleblower.
A woman who is criticizing President Obama after his lackluster debate with Governor Mitt Romney.
A listener from California, Jamie Flower, tells his story of the moment politics became personal for him.
A young interruptor tells us about his work anticipating and stopping violence in Chicago.
Dick speaks with Brian Nelson, who was convicted of armed robbery and murder, and spent 12 consecutive years in solitary confinement at a the Tamms Supermax Prison in Illinois.
Regular guest Reuben Jackson says the Trayvon Martin murder reminded him of the talk his parents gave him when he was young man - his father didn't want him being misunderstood or hurt.
Dick talks with Jeff Stein who writes the Spy Talk blog in Washington, a city he says is rife with spies.
Dick speaks with 23-year-old Mayor Alex Morse, who has been running Holyoke, Mass., for a year.
Mandy Henk has made the long trek this fall from Indiana to lend her skills as a librarian for the library that’s been set up in Zuccotti Park, the center of the Occupy Wall Street protests in downtown Manhattan.
Ahmed has gotten used to hearing about friends and colleagues who have been killed. But he is still shaken by the news.
Gershon Baskin, a peace negotiator in Israel and Gaza, tells Dick an opportunity was lost in the recent escalation between Israel and Hamas.
Listeners comment on an interview with a woman who accompanies terminally ill people as they self administer a drug to end their lives.
Producer Scott Carrier attends a church service led by Navajos in New Mexico.
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