One career that doesn't change with the times: Riverboat Chaplain. Phoebe Judge speaks with Chaplain Kempton Baldridge about life on the water, tending to the men and women working our rivers. Learn more about the Seamen's Church Institute here.
It's been three months since Hurricane Ike - one of the most destructive hurricanes to make landfall in the U.S. Like most of her neighbors on the coast near Galveston, Texas, Dana Bethune will be spending this holiday season camped out in someone else's home. Her home was destroyed, and has yet to be rebuilt. Also in this episode, another in our series of "When Politics Gets Personal."
Soon after William Lobdell became a Christian, he got what seemed like his dream job: he became the religion writer for the Los Angeles Times. Then he found himself reporting on stories of religious hypocrisy and betrayal at the height of the clergy abuse scandal.
Mel Miskimen has been listening to our series about summer jobs and how they can change us. Mel just knew she had to tell us about her job as a "toe checker" at the local pool after graduating from high school.
Dave Gross wrote in to say: “This is not rocket science. They don’t generally hold MENSA meetings here. And I am a bad parent.” Dave was referring to the fact that he had recently given in to his son’s relentless badgering to attend a professional wrestling event. Dave and 10-year-old Sam join Dick to tell how the evening went.
Ian Rushforth worked at a small airport in New York state where he would regularly assist celebrities. He was left all alone one night to assist someone disembarking from a small chartered plane, and he knew she had to be someone important, but he couldn't quite place her face.
Dukens Falaise's mother kicked him out of the house when he was 12 and he spent the rest of his adolescence in and out of juvenile detention. When he was 17, Dukens was placed in a workshop for young men coming out of the prison system. Gregory Ellison, the workshop facilitator, remembers Dukens as one of the tougher kids he'd ever worked with.
Moez Masoud is the host of TV shows in English and Arabic that focus on Islam. It's an unlikely career choice for a young man who never had much interest in religion. Also in this episode, Ahmed Abdullah is back with his latest audio diary.
When Ed Page found himself on the streets one cold night in Portland, Maine, the city had few services for the homeless. He found his way to an air vent, and spent the night there trying to keep warm. That was 20 years ago. Recently, Ed move into his own apartment.