There are still more than a million and a half people living in tents and under tarps in Haiti. Many of the tarps have been out in the sun for months … so they're starting to fall apart. Now that it's the rainy season, they leak. Sandra Amilcar says all she can do us is gather her two kids under a corner of the tarp and try to stay dry.
An Iowa egg hatchery is under investigation by an egg farming cooperative due to allegations of abuse at one of its facilities. The allegations surfaced earlier this month, after an undercover investigator released videotaped footage of chicks being mutilated, thrown and scalded alive. Male chicks were ground up alive. Today, Dick Gordon talks with the undercover investigator in that case.
Jerry Solom has heard stories on this program about people who have unexplained passions, and he decided to share his own story. Jerry grew up about as far away from the ocean as you can get, but for some reason, he had always thought about sailing to his parent's birth country, Norway.
In the midst of a national housing crisis, Cassandra Brush recognizes what a privilege it is to live in her dream home. Cassandra and her husband, Dan, were determined to be homeowners without a mortgage. So the couple set out to build a house from scratch.
Charlie Sydnor is a rancher and doctor in North Carolina who used to be part of the mainstream cattle industry, trucking them off to the feedlot to fatten up on grain before getting slaughtered. On September 11, 2001, the bottom dropped out of the beef market. Charlie lost a lot of money and that led to a realization - he wanted to raise his cows differently. Also on the show: a Palestinian journalist tries to explain the political situation in Gaza to her three-year-old son. And, a follow up with the proud moms of a newborn baby boy.
Before Frank McCourt became famous as the author of "Angela's Ashes" and "'Tis," he was for 30 years a high school English teacher in New York. His book about that experience is "Teacher Man." Also in this episode, Meredith Sorenson hikes all 2,168 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Plus, a man named Mervin Jenkins turns his life around.