Young-gum Kim fled her native North Korea for China, hoping for a better, safer life. But she was sold to human traffickers and forced to work the fields for 10 years before she found a way out. Also: filmmaker Ann Shin, who followed several North Korean women sold to Chinese men by human traffickers.
While Jedediah Purdy practices civil disobedience, Glenn Gallas practices civic engagement. As a Tea Party organizer in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Gallas began his community activism twenty years ago when he created a neighborhood watch program, built a park with private funds, and bought and renovated seven neighborhood homes.
Bob Stewart, whose arcade on the Jersey Shore was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy last fall, had just re-opened his business when a massive fire tore through the board walk, burning everything he had rebuilt.
Jess Hagerman was asked to run rescue missions the morning that Mount St. Helens volcano erupted in May, 1980. Stephanie Guediri was 14 when she and her family went for a day trip to a national park and got caught in a curious fast-approaching ash cloud. Martin Cunningham was about to fulfil his dream of running the Boston Marathon, when his flight from the UK was canceled due to a volcanic ash plume hovering over Europe.