Ken Dufalla keeps an eye on the rivers and streams in Green County, Pa. He and other trained citizens watch for fish kills and chemicals in the water from coal and fracking sites, and they have identified contamination. He works with the Izaak Walton League.
"11:11" by Rodrigo y Gabriela; "Bird on a Wire" by Katey Sagal & the Forest Rangers
Worldwide demand for seafood is depleting the oceans at an alarming rate. Neil Sims has seen the way people fish until everything is gone. While he was managing fisheries in the Cook Islands, he watched divers pluck out every last oyster. He realized farming would be more reliable and sustainable. Slowly, things switched over and the divers became wealthy oyster farmers. Also in this episode, Allison Vogt's mother-in-law Ruth passed away recently. Allison had always intensely admired Ruth for her style, her wit, and her cooking. After Ruth passed away, Allison spent an afternoon looking through her mother-in-law's treasured recipe box. The contents changed her perception of her mother-in-law, and herself.
Water is essential and at the same time mystical. Karen Wilkening has been lucky enough to spend time in the Little Salt Spring Sinkhole in Florida. The depths of it hold treasures that fell or were put into the sinkhole over 10,000 years ago.
Danny Lewin was on the first plane to hit the World Trade Center in 2001. He’s often called the “first victim” of those attacks. What many people don’t know is that Lewin developed the web technology that allowed millions of people to quickly access the same websites at the same time, as many did on September 11.
Frank Bender was a forensic sculptor who stumbled into his calling. He was able to see the faces of missing people and homicide victims with few clues. Frank passed away last week. Producer Peter Clowney visited him in his Philadelphia studio some years ago, and we are re-airing this profile.