Millions of us will have taken to the road this week, headed to Thanksgiving destinations. No matter how bad traffic is, or what goes wrong for us, it almost certainly won’t be as bad as Rick Olson’s trip from Wisconsin to Texas...
Nearing retirement age, cardiologist John Dormois decided to enroll in Divinity School at Duke University. He says he wanted to explore the spiritual side of medicine. He's now completed his studies at Duke, and preparing to become certified in end-of-life care.
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.
35 years ago, the small town of New Buffalo, Mich. was having a hard time attracting new police recruits. So they'd approach boys in high school, put them through a class, and make them cadets - police interns. Barry Schroder had just turned 18 when he joined up. He often rode along with a smart, tough patrolman named Ed Lyons. One night Ed and Barry found themselves in the middle of a shootout with a motorcycle gang.
Hagan Myers works at a parking garage. One night, he was just about to clock out for the week when a pregnant woman and her husband realized they weren’t going to make it into the hospital before giving birth.
With the dramatic rise in foreclosures, some people have gotten creative with how they buy and sell their homes. Sherry Crosslin and Jerry Stussman took a novel route: They swapped houses. Also in this episode: a listener story of a false kidnapping.