Dr. Chiedza Jokonya was in Haiti recently to provide health care. Near Cap Haitien, she found a hospital in crisis - cholera patients lining the hallways. We also check in with a guest from 2006 who was influenced then and now by the federal policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." And we hear from a young couple starting a blue jean business with the help of the stimulus package.
Sixty years ago this summer, a fire occurred that redefined modern forest fire fighting. Bob Sallee was just 17 years old when he joined the smokejumpers, an elite new group of forest fire fighters. On his very first jump he parachuted down to battle the Mann Gulch blaze outside of Helena, Mont. The blaze seemed routine at first - but fueled by high winds the fire suddenly blew up, it took on new life and jumped the gulch that had separated the smokejumpers from it.
When the last restaurant Daniel Giddens worked for closed, he got tired of looking for another job. He took unemployment and posted his resume on Monster.com. Before long, companies offering him bookkeeping work at home got in touch, and then some started sending checks. Dan knew it looked a little shady, but he was curious to see what would happen, so he took one of the checks to the bank and cashed it. Also on the show: a year without plastic.
Tim DeChristopher is on trial this week for “monkey wrenching” a federal oil and gas auction. When he heard about an auction of drilling leases for 150,000 acres of public land in Southern Utah, he attended the auction, got a paddle, and began to bid. Soon he had secured leases worth over 1.5 million dollars, and he didn’t have the money. Does Tim deserve to go to jail as a felon? He joins Dick to talk about his case.