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.
Dick speaks with Mary Simon, president of Canada’s national Inuit organization, the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Simon grew up in a rural Quebecois trading post without roads, and now travels constantly representing 55,000 Inuit from the country’s northernmost reaches.
Scott Hornoff was a Rhode Island police officer when he was charged with murder in 1996. He was sentenced to life in prison but was eventually exonerated in 2002 after another man confessed to the crime. Since his exoneration he has been unable to find work in this country so he has become a private security consultant working in Afghanistan.
When Kelley Marks and her family moved into Detroit’s Morningside community in December 2006, the neighborhood was filled with vacant lots and run-down houses. But for Kelley it was the chance of a lifetime to own a home and make a difference. Also, Josh Fox and his film, Gasland.
When Andrew Porter started as a writer, his success seemed charmed. He got into a prestigious writers workshop, got a story published in a national magazine and soon after found an agent. Late one night when he was nearly done writing his first book, he came home to find his apartment burglarized. All of his writing - computer, backups, printed copies - was gone.
After Lara Logan was sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square, more women reporters have been talking about sexual assault on the job. Pippin Ross was once a regular voice on NPR shows. While reporting on a story in 2000, she was brutally raped and began a downward slide that ended in prison. There, she began to identify the close connections between addiction, sexual violence and the kinds of crimes that land women in prison.