We all do what we can to get through a week like last week. Boston Poet Nick Flynn was asked to write a poem on the day of the bombing and he did. He reads "Marathon" as well as another poem of his, "Cartoon Physics 1."
Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor, performed by Yo-Yo Ma during "Healing Our City: An Interfaith Service" in Boston.
Tomorrow, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced. Thirteen years ago, American Jody Williams received an early morning phone call telling her she had just received the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1997 it was awarded to her and the organization she worked for - the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Also. a parking lot attendant tells about the night he'll never forget.
Shonte Frederick and AJ Ware are both part of a program called Inmates to Entrepreneurs. AJ is now mentoring Shonte through the program, helping her find the stability and security he’s found in owning his own business.
Today we continue our coverage of the earthquake's aftermath by talking with people on the ground in Haiti, artists and restaurateurs organizing relief efforts, and those who are still trying desperately to connect with their families.
Ben Golnik has been interested in politics ever since he was a little kid watching Crossfire with his parents at the dinner table. When he grew up, he worked his way up the ladder to become a prominent campaign consultant in the Republican party. But it took being a key member of two landmark election monitoring teams for Ben to realize just how democratic the democratic process can be.
One of the military officers on stage supporting Barack Obama at the Democratic Convention was Gen. Frank Petersen, a decorated veteran and the first African American general in the U.S. Marine Corps. Frank grew up in segregation and broke the race barrier at each major step in his career - from first black Marine aviator to first black general. He talks with Dick Gordon about the racism he faced along the way, and what it was like to spend so many years as the first. Now that Obama has been elected president, Frank ventures a few suggestions for the president-elect. Also in this episode: the rabbi maestro.
Jessica Zichichi and her husband Sal have held onto good jobs - their problem is the housing market.
Jess and Sal were living in a small house in Cape Cod that they loved. Then Sal took a job in South Carolina. It was 2006 and they figured they could easily sell the house. In the meantime, they’d live on their 33-foot boat.