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.
Each year Huy Dao receives thousands of letters from prisoners across the country hoping to be freed. Huy is the intake coordinator for The Innocence Project. It is his job to decide which cases the organization will take on and who has enough evidence to prove that they were wrongfully convicted.
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.
Violence overtook Kingston, Jamaica last week when authorities hunted for an alleged drug lord in poverty-stricken neighborhoods. More than 70 were killed, and the manhunt continues. Ann McNamee is the director of the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica, which serves as a crime prevention program for at-risk youth. It holds its rehearsals in the danger zone. Also in the show: An Israeli and a Palestina meet secretly to find new solutions.
Magazine sales crews are still going strong, despite investigations into their exploitative practices. These crews are largely composed of younger people, often with troubled lives, recruited to sell magazines across the country.
Olivia Helmig was in a magazine crew for 10 months. During that time, she had no medical care, witnessed abuse and heard stories of rape from fellow female crew members