Thanatos is the Greek god of death, and a man bearing his name roams the streets of Vancouver in a mask. His mission is to help people, and guest host Phoebe Judge listens to what drives him to be a real-life superhero.
Christpoher Scott was put behind bars for a murder he did not commit in Dallas in 1997. There was no DNA evidence implicating him, just a mistaken eyewitness identification. Years later, however, another man confessed to the murder, and Scott was exonerated. He now works to help other exonerees.
Greg Hampikian is a forensic DNA expert who works using DNA technology to free innocent individuals in prison. He says that new technology is allowing smaller amounts of DNA to be analyzed, which means that more cases can be reopened, but that can also cause problems as there is more room for human error.
Rosemary Stewart-Stafford says she knows just how real and dangerous white supremacist groups can be. She infiltrated several of them, at first out of curiosity. Her cover was eventually blown publicly at an extremist convention. Rosemary now lives in isolation, out of concern for her safety. Also in the show: Resettling from Burma to Utica, NY.
The Fed's recent rescue of Bear Stearns is reminiscent of another near-meltdown of a huge Wall Street firm - Salomon Brothers, back in 1991. The company faced criminal indictment and imminent bankruptcy because of a scandal involving false and illegal bids to buy government bonds. That's when Bob Denham stepped in. Bob worked closely with the executive team to save the firm. Also in this episode: Guy Sansone is often hired as a "Chief Restructuring Officer" by companies facing financial problems.And: Bob Gensburg is a lawyer in rural Vermont who represents a Guantanamo detainee, Abdul Zahir