Last week, 92-year-old Roscoe Dillard Griffin graduated from the University of North Carolina after leaving school seven decades earlier. At the very end of his senior year, Dillard says he left college to manage his family's shoe store. He also met a girl and fell in love.
Whenever disaster strikes -- like the earthquake in China or the cyclone in Myanmar -- aid workers head to the scene and are lauded for their long hours and unstinting devotion. For more than a decade, Nathaniel Raymond lived that life. But he didn't realize the high personal cost of doing aid work non-stop. Now he's trying to deal with the down side of doing good. Also in the show: Tasting water for a living.
Felipe Quiroz Gonzales grew up in the smoldering trash piles of Tijuana, Mexico. In the mornings, Felipe walked an hour to sit on a blue tarp draped over piles of trash and learn English. David Lynch was Felipe's first grade teacher. Dick Gordon talks to David and Felipe about the early days of the school in the dumps, what it means to the people who live there - and why the two of them never left.
Daederick Ford is a high school senior from Houston's Wheatley High. He has lived with his mom, his dad, his grandfather, and for a short time at the local park. Despite not having a steady home, Daederick is hoping that the college scouts will give him a look. Also in this show: A Long Ride Home
As Barack Obama becomes the first African American President of the United States, Dick Gordon talks to another black leader who was a first - on the football field.Also in this episode, a post-election cleanup.