Economic decline has left Detroit with many abandoned buildings. Jim Griffioen lives in the city and has been documenting the destruction of some of those buildings by "scrappers," people who strip abandoned buildings of valuable metals.
A new nonprofit is building affordable housing by rehabbing foreclosed and abandoned houses that were slated for landfill. Also in this episode: Helen Roy is trying to keep her native language, Ojibwe, alive.
Luke Tipple, a marine biologist, grew up swimming and diving off the coast of southern Australia. He knows how to get the upper hand with a shark in the water, and has been hired by long distance swimmer Diana Nyad to protect her on a swim from Cuba to Florida.
Carolyn Schapper was a 30-something Army sergeant serving in Iraq, and the only woman in a unit full of men in their teens and 20s. One day her convoy was approached by an Iraqi boy selling bunnies. Carolyn tried to dissuade one of her fellow soldiers from buying one, but Carolyn was soon reluctantly holding a white rabbit on her lap as the convoy headed back inside the wire. Also in this show: Running Together