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.
Like many Americans who are now middle-aged, Maggie Steber has to provide care for her aging mother. Complicating the matter is Maggie's profession: she's an award-winning photojournalist who's often traveling abroad. Another complication is that Maggie has always had a troubled relationship with her mother, Madje. And their relationship only got harder once Madje developed dementia. But after her mother's mental health started to decline, she tells Dick Gordon that something surprising happened. Dementia gave her the mother she always wanted.
Victory gardens and backyard chicken coops are making a comeback across American cities and suburbs. Novella Carpenter has been digging in the dirt longer than most, and talks about the joys and pitfalls of self-sufficiency, adventures in raising turkeys, and embracing her identity as an unconventional farmer. Also on the show: two former White House interns remember the summer President Nixon resigned.