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.
George Barasich, a third generation commercial fishermen, is starting a new shrimp season, having already been been out once. There's still uncertainty about the real impacts of oil from the BP spill, and there's public perception that Gulf seafood is tainted. It is likely to be one of the hardest seasons of his life. Plus, bassist Walter Payton, and Despina Stratigakos.
As violence continues in Syria, guest host Alex Chadwick speaks with former Syrian prisoner Bara Sarraj. He was in the infamous Tadmor prison for nine years and was tortured on a regular basis. He tells of getting picked up and not charged, then beaten and locked in prison. He gives details of daily life and the “symphony of terror” he heard every day.
With nearly 16% of Americans without health insurance, hospitals overwhelmed with non-paying patients, and medical costs rising by double digits, lawmakers are now trying to come up with a solution to America's health care crisis. Dick Gordon talks with one physician in Apex, North Carolina who thinks he offers a partial solution. Dr. Brian Forrest accepts no insurance and operates on a "cash only" basis. His prices are posted in his waiting room. Also in this episode: outsourcing healthcare.
One of the first people to be licensed to distribute medical marijuana in New Mexico is Len Goodman, a Santa Fe businessman. His newly-minted non-profit is called New MexiCann Natural Medicine. Also in this show: Lessons From The Tech Bubble
There's a lot of money in green energy these days, and a lot of public interest in getting away from fossil fuels. Many states are looking at generating power through wind. In a remote part of Maine, a wind power company has already set up 38 turbines. Stetson Mountain is now New England's largest wind farm.
Mike Cianchette is the project operations manager there.
Moussa El-Haddad lives in Gaza with his wife. The bombs have fallen as close as 100 meters from his home. Two nights he was sitting at his desk and the reverberations from a nearby bomb knocked him right out of his chair.