For decades, Michael Woodford slowly climbed the ladder at the Japanese corporation, Olympus. Eventually he became president. When he started looking through the company books, he had a lot of questions. Too many questions. Learn more in his book, Exposure.
Master Sergeant David Brunstad is a veteran of the Iraq war and a current member of the Air Force National Guard. Recently, he invited family members to the base to witness his promotion ceremony. With the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, David was able to bring his husband, Darin, for the first time in his 17 years of military service.
People in Baghdad are still talking about what happened on September 16 - the day an incident involving the private security company Blackwater USA left at least 17 Iraqis dead. Ahmed Abdullah visited the scene in Nisour Square and talked to witnesses.
While Jedediah Purdy practices civil disobedience, Glenn Gallas practices civic engagement. As a Tea Party organizer in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Gallas began his community activism twenty years ago when he created a neighborhood watch program, built a park with private funds, and bought and renovated seven neighborhood homes.
The recession has not been kind to American children. Recent census figures say that one of every seven Americans is living in poverty, and that children are feeling the worst of that, particularly African American and other minority kids living in cities. Ten-year-old Diane Burley has been living in a hotel room for the past four months. It’s a single room and she’s there with her mother Melissa and her siblings Elijah, Natasha, Jaylin and Davion. Melissa says she can get the family back on their feet. All she needs is a job. Also: a listener's scary story of finding a man living in her attic.