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 Sheila Coleman of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign about the way the British government dealt with a tragic incident in a Liverpool soccer stadium, and how it became a pivotal moment for people there. Two decades later, British Prime Minister David Cameron has apologized.
In 1993, Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky had just been elected to Congress. She was a Democrat from a mostly-Republican district near Philadelphia. After receiving a personal phone call from Clinton, she cast the deciding vote in favor of his controversial budget. She was not re-elected.
IBM was central to Janet Krueger's life. Her father worked there. The company paid for her college education. After graduating, Janet began working there herself. She expected to be there until retirement - at which point she expected IBM would take care of her just as it had her father. But when she learned about drastic changes in IBM's pension plan, she lost faith in the company. Also in this show: Second Chance
Fifty years ago this summer, Virginia Williams and six other young African Americans walked into a segregated ice cream parlor in Durham, N.C., sat down, and ordered ice cream. They were arrested and jailed. Guest host Aaron Henkin talks to Virginia about how she got involved with the "Durham Seven" - and what happened after their arrest.Also in this episode, lost and found recipes. And, going green.
Artur Talvik is an Estonian filmmaker who grew up under the iron thumb of the Soviet Union. He used to attend huge song festivals, where Estonians would sing "My Homeland is My Love." That song helped remind them of their dream of freedom, and it gave them courage when, in 1991, Artur and other Estonians stood down Soviet tanks.
We hear two dispatches from U.S. Military Camp Buehring. Chaplain Matt Stewart describes a wall of photographs of the fallen, which he visits on Memorial Day to look for soldiers who have died. Also: tank mechanic Sgt. Roberto Abelardo witnessed the Twin Towers falling on 9-11 and decided to enlist.