We think our feet are always on solid ground, but in Florida it's more like Swiss cheese. Dick speaks to Casey McKinlay, who, along with his diving partner Jarrod Jablonski, pulled off a 21-hour dive through underwater caves that connect sinkholes.
In 2002, Arctic explorer Will Steger was in his late 50's, holed up in his remote cabin in northern Minnesota, when he read about the sudden collapse of a major ice shelf in Antarctica. He came barreling out of his hideaway to tackle one of the biggest issues of our time: global warming. Also on the show: a big mistake pays off. Then, an encounter with Jane Goodall.
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.
For nearly two years ‘The Help’ has been on bestseller lists across the country. It’s a fictional account of African-American maids and their white employers in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 60’s. Today, Dick talks with Alma Cousin who was a real-life maid in Jackson at that time, along with Elizabeth Hays, one of the white children she cared for.Also: Wholly Cow Custard.
Shannon Carter feels fortunate that she's had creativity and resourcefulness to rely on during hard times. When her husband's work in building ran out, she started raising her own food and scrounging in abandoned houses for supplies. She also started some new ventures on eBay and took in a vulture chick - who helped her out in unexpected ways.
Ken Ilgunas has made a commitment to graduate from grad school debt-free. So he's living in a van at Duke University, cooking meals on a camping stove, and bathing at the university gym. Also: The Kruger family in New Jersey lives a typical American life, but they gained a new perspective when Pam Kruger, the mom, decided to try a house swap in France.