James Holzrichter became a reluctant whistleblower after finding evidence of misconduct by his employer, Northrop Grumman. He became a pariah in his field, and eventually found himself unemployed and homeless.
Bob Stewart, whose arcade on the Jersey Shore was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy last fall, had just re-opened his business when a massive fire tore through the board walk, burning everything he had rebuilt.
Dr. Andrew Johnstone also sees the need for reform, but he thinks the best solution is the free market. He says he's practically broke because insurance companies are dictating what he can charge, what drugs he can prescribe, and what tests he should run.
Last week, the Bancroft family voted to sell Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal to media mogul Rupert Murdoch. When she heard the news, Nancy Block could relate. She's in the 4th generation of a family that has owned newspapers since the 1920s. Her family owns the Toledo Blade and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Also in this episode: a man who worked opn the booster rockets for the Challenger space shuttle reflects on that disaster.
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.
In 2005 Julie Baumer was convicted of child abuse after her infant nephew was brought to the hospital with symptoms which were diagnosed as “shaken baby syndrome” Julie served 4 years of her 10-15 year sentence before her lawyers were able to prove that her nephew had actually suffered from a rare form of child seizures.
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.