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.
In the past few weeks, 19 candidates have announced that they are running for president of the United States. Most of them will wind up spending millions of dollars and exposing themselves and their families to the kind of scrutiny that most of us could never even imagine. In the end, all but one of them will have to face the fact that they lost. So why do they do it?Dick Gordon talks with Gary bauer. Bauer was a long shot candidate in 2000.
The 2010 Winter Olympic games are a couple of weeks away. For Jerry McGovern, it's a chance to look back at one very memorable time - the 1980 games in Lake Placid. Jerry wasn't an athlete in Lake Placid. He was a chauffeur for the VIPs attending the games.
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first Kinsey Report on Human Sexual Behavior. The identity of many of the participants who divulged the details of their sex lives to Kinsey remains secret. However, one woman decided to shed her anonymity. Also on the show: a man finds photos and letters of a woman he never met, and learning about her becomes a passion of his.
Daran Kravanh grew up in Cambodia playing music in his family. When the Khmer Rouge came to his town, he was taken into the forest to be killed. But he survived. He managed to get through all of the terrible hardships that came afterwards, in part because of music and his family. This story comes from Dmae Roberts.
Jess Hagerman was asked to run rescue missions the morning that Mount St. Helens volcano erupted in May, 1980. Stephanie Guediri was 14 when she and her family went for a day trip to a national park and got caught in a curious fast-approaching ash cloud. Martin Cunningham was about to fulfil his dream of running the Boston Marathon, when his flight from the UK was canceled due to a volcanic ash plume hovering over Europe.