Dick Gordon speaks with longtime Boston Marathon announcer and runner Kathrine Switzer. She was covering the event on Monday and witnessed the explosions. She says the event may have been targeted because it is a symbol of freedom.
Guest Host Sean Cole speaks with Cryn Johannsen, who is an activist on student debt issues. She threw out a question in her blog about whether anyone had suicidal feelings, and was alarmed at how many people wrote saying they did.
Last night was a tough one for Democrats. The election results have many looking back to 1994, the last time Republicans took a large number of seats in the House. Donna Shalala was Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration at that time. She said the voters then, as now, delivered a powerful message - and the most important thing for politicians to do is listen. also, an update to the story we called "Vasco's Heart." And, "Philly Fix My Car."
Sara Isaacson has dreamed of a military career since she was 13 years old. When she enrolled at the University of North Carolina on an ROTC scholarship, she identified as straight. During her senior year, three months away from graduation and a commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army, she came out as a lesbian to her commanding officer. She was de-enrolled from the ROTC program and was asked to pay back nearly $80,000 of her scholarship. Sara talks with Dick Gordon about how she made her decision and whether, if given the chance, she would still serve.Also, remembering Jill Hollis.
Rachel Zucker was on the phone with a friend the day before President Obama's inauguration, when the two poets had a eureka moment. They decided to find 100 poets who would sign up to write a poem for each of Obama's first 100 days in office. That little project has since been turned in to a book that is on bookshelves no