Alex MacLean, the photographer-pilot who documented New York City’s hidden skyline gardens. He tells Dick about piloting and photographing gardens from the sky, revealing modest places and elaborate decks with full-sized trees, pools and sculpture.
Dave Albin recently had a peculiar winged visitor in the backyard of his home in northwest Indiana. The bird, a purple gallinule, with its bright yellow feet, purple feathers and red beak, is native to tropical marshy areas of North and South America. But for some reason, the bird stuck around the koi ponds of Dave’s home.
Karen and Mark Cline are now married, but 30 years ago they were teenagers in love. Karen was attending college and on a trip home she met Mark. She immediately dropped out of school and they got married. Karen made the bouquet that she carried and she wore her sister's dress. They paid a deposit to the photographer, but when the time came, there wasn't enough money to pay for the prints. Recently, those pritns surfaced,. Also in this episode: an international story of gift giving.
Albert Smith was a drug dealer for more than twenty years in Oakland. But this past year, he has made a big change. He’s stopped dealing and he’s training to do solar panel sales and installation. Also in this episode, Deborah Dunbar, who works in Flint, Michigan as a machinist.
Today The Story begins a week-long exploration of water. We start by checking in with Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst. Also, when you think of Las Vegas, you might assume that making a city green in a desert would be a tale of colossal waste. There may be some truth to that, but Pat Mulroy will surprise you. She manages the city's water, and she's had a lot of success getting people to pull out their grass and dramatically cut back on water use.