All musician Matt Arbogast knew about his grandfather, Paul Arbogast, was that Paul died as a young man after serving in World War II, and that his grandmother, Julia, never remarried. Then Matt came into possession of letters Paul had written to Julia between 1943 and 1945. Matt was electrified with the idea of making an album based on the letters. Also on the show: a 94 year-old's run for U.S. Senate.
Alan Paul found himself an unlikely ambassador for American Blues, in China. His band there, Woodie Alan, became so successful they were named the Beijing Band of the Year. Rock star in China is a role Alan never imagined he'd play in life. Also in this show: Your Story - Childhood Dream Realized
year with a mixture of appreciation and regret. Don made it to the NFL, but like many young players, injuries curtailed his dreams. Don had another dream, though. After he left the Redskins, Don found his way back to college, and these days he pours his physical energy into his first love, sculpture.
When Jaeson Parsons went to Iraq as a medic, he was based in a particularly dangerous place in the desert. Inside a building, he stumbled on some graffiti - an image of a lighthouse that another American soldier left on a concrete wall.
Dick checks in with Mandy Henk, one of the itinerant librarians for the Occupy movement. After the books in New York City were thrown away, they have a new strategy: librarians giving books out from small rolling carts.