Some speeches are so strong that they live on - without any audio. We hear about a speech made by William Jennings Bryan in 1896. It’s considered one of the greatest American speeches and was about money - gold versus silver.
Dick speaks with occasional guest Ismail Suayah, a Libyan-American, about his first trip back to Libya since Muammar Gaddafi 's rule ended. Ismail says there is a lighter mood, but many still carry weapons.
Kara Hartzler has a unique perspective on the immigration debate. She has worked with immigrants and heard their stories both professionally as a lawyer and creatively as a writer. Her play No Roosters in the Desert has its American premiere tomorrow in Tucson, Arizona. Also: A 98-year-old woman remembers making a dollar an hour. Also: this is a landmark week for those in the legal profession – a new justice is on the bench of the Supreme Court. Elena Kagan's presence marks the first time that three women have served on the Supreme Court at the same time. Mike Sacks was at the court for Justice Kagan’s first day. He regularly camps out, overnight, in order to be one of the few members of the public allowed inside the courtroom.
Robert Hinton grew up near an old mansion off a highway in Raleigh, N.C. - never knowing that his own ancestors had once been slaves there. Godfrey Cheshire's ancestors were the slave owners - and he grew up playing games in the spooky old house. A few years ago, the two men came together after Godfrey learned that the house was going to be moved to a different location.Also, another in our series of listener stories about when politics became personal.
The last time eastern Arizona was ablaze like it was last week, Charlie Brown was right in the middle of it. He's a volunteer firefighter in Pinedale, a town burned by the Rodeo-Chediski fire in 2002. Charlie's home was lost, and he defied safety orders to help other people in his community. He talks about what it's like to see land burned, "black to black."