Dr. Daniela Drake was diagnosed with LCIS, which she describes as more of a “marker” for breast cancer than actual breast cancer, and so Daniela was surprised when her doctor recommended a preventive mastectomy. She decided not to have the procedure.
Scott Hornoff was a Rhode Island police officer when he was charged with murder in 1996. He was sentenced to life in prison but was eventually exonerated in 2002 after another man confessed to the crime. Since his exoneration he has been unable to find work in this country so he has become a private security consultant working in Afghanistan.
Long-time scuba diver Rick Allen makes his living as an underwater photographer. Two years ago, he lost his arm in an accident and vowed that it would not stop him from recovering the pirate Blackbeard's ship from the bottom of the ocean. A week and a half ago, he and his crew recovered a cannon and part of a sword. The sword hilt is so fancy; some speculate it may have belonged to Blackbeard himself.
Irish poet Seamus Heaney died recently, at the age of 74. Dick Gordon spoke with Heaney back in 2004, and we listen to an excerpt from that conversation. At the time, Heaney had just completed his own version of Antigone.