Back in the 1960s, Bruce Porter was a novice reporter for Newsweek. He promised a young runaway he would not disclose her name in his article, and then printed it anyway. Since then, he's been so bothered by his mistake that he tracked her down to apologize.
With news of tear gas use in various Occupy demonstrations, Dick speaks with former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, who oversaw the decision to tear gas a huge crowd during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999.
In late April, more than 1,100 garment workers were killed when the eight-story Rana Plaza building collapsed. Labor activist Kalpona Akter has come from Bangladesh to attend the June 7 Walmart shareholders meeting in Arkansas, where she'll try to convince shareholders that Walmart must protect the safety of factory workers.
We've been following Al-Ghizzawi, a Guantanamo detainee, through his lawyer, Candace Gorman. Al-Ghizzawi was a shopkeeper who was picked up in Afghanistan and turned over to the U.S. for a bounty. Now after eight years in Guantanamo, he is a free man. Also in this episode, Ahmed's Diary and diabetes researcher Ed Damiano.
Rick Clark was laid off in January from his job at IBM. Rick was an engineer, working on the manufacturing side. He was shocked by what he heard in his supervisor's office, but not because he was given a pink slip. Rick was given a brochure that suggested he resign his position in the U.S., move to an IBM project in a developing country, and work there at the prevailing local wage.
John Kornarens was one of thousands of Californians asked to evacuate their homes during the Station Fire. He followed the mandatory evacuation at first, but eventually John went back to protect his house.
Linda and John Unland met in the summer of 1974, when they were White House summer interns for President Nixon. What they didn’t know was that Nixon would resign that summer, and they would be there to see his historical resignation and the swearing in of President Gerald Ford.