year with a mixture of appreciation and regret. Don made it to the NFL, but like many young players, injuries curtailed his dreams. Don had another dream, though. After he left the Redskins, Don found his way back to college, and these days he pours his physical energy into his first love, sculpture.
When Jaeson Parsons went to Iraq as a medic, he was based in a particularly dangerous place in the desert. Inside a building, he stumbled on some graffiti - an image of a lighthouse that another American soldier left on a concrete wall.
Are you heading out to a club for New Year's Eve? Will you check your Twitter account before you go? Lots of club owners hope you will. The legendary music club The Roxy is coming alive through social media. Millions will have their eyes glued on Times Square tonight for the biggest New Year's Eve party in the world. When Mark Haggarty thinks of New York, he thinks of Grand Central Station.
This summer marks the 20th anniversary of the 1988 Iran Massacre, when thousands of dissidents and activists were imprisoned and executed by the theocratic state. Iranian activist Shahla Talebi survived the massacre. Also in this episode, Nancy Poole started working in a piano shop mostly to keep herself afloat during a rough time. Then she fell in love with a piano - a rosewood grand concert piano she nicknamed "Big Red."
Singer/Songwriter Paul Thorn grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi heavily influenced by his father's Pentecostal church. He lived a restricted lifestyle until his long lost uncle returned to their hometown and shared his experience of being a pimp. Paul shares how the influence of their lifestyles altered his path in life.
Lauren Bohn was a student at Columbine high school in 1999 when the shootings there occurred. She speaks to Dick Gordon about her own journey from shock to bitterness and ultimately towards forgiveness. Also in this episode, composer William Grant Still's granddaughter, Celeste Headlee.