Tim Harrison, a retired public safety officer from the suburbs of Dayton, Ohio, is an expert in the safe handling of exotic animals. He advised responding authorities last October when a man released 56 exotic animals from a rural farm in Zanesville, Ohio.
Except when it isn't. We check in with Julia Trigg Crawford who is fighting the TransCanada Corporation as it lays pipe for the XL Pipeline. When Julia started her fight, less than a year ago, she was sure she could stop the company from digging up the land she’d inherited from her family. But the digging has begun – in spite of ongoing litigation.
Bill Gascoigne and Kyle Mankes are both under 40 and unemployed. Kyle was once a business analyst. Bill formerly worked as a Michigan city manager. Now they’ve created a group called BUMS: The Brotherhood of Unemployed Men. Also inthis episode, Adam Greenfield lived 100% car-free for all of 2009.
About ten years ago, Christopher Swain developed a crush on a river. He was living in Eugene, Oregon and became fascinated with the Columbia River, which runs from the wilds of Canada into the Pacific Ocean northwest of Portland. When Lewis and Clark explored the Pacific Northwest, the river was 'clear at any depth', no pollution, no dams, and full of fish. Christopher saw that the river had been abused and contaminated over the years, and wanted to do something to help.
When Craig James started collecting 19th century photographs of African Americans who had once been enslaved, he had no idea he'd find a preserved image of his own ancestor, his great-great-great grandmother Nursey James. Also on the show: a woman's decision to freeze her eggs.
Before last month’s twisters, the largest cluster of tornadoes on record was known as the Super Outbreak of 1974. At that time, David Reeves was a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville, KY. On April 3 of that year, he headed into work early because of storm reports - and it became one of the deadliest outbreaks of tornadoes in U.S. history.