We honor a former guest, Lindy Linenberger, who survived the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. Lindy died this past summer at the age of 88.
Elmer "Lindy" Linenberger saw a lot of hard times as a kid. He lived through the Dust Bowl years in Kansas. Also in this episode, Amber Dawn tells the story of a stranger living in her crawl space.
The actor Daniel Trigg reads from the classic Studs Terkel book, “Working”.
One career that doesn't change with the times: Riverboat Chaplain.
At Capitol Pool Checkers Club each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Razor gather to play checkers.
Scientist John Priscu talks about his trip to drill into a subglacial lake in Antarctica.
A poem by author Naomi Shihab Nye.
We hear from a man who visited Salinger's home in 1960, to ask whether Salinger would allow him to adapt The Catcher in the Rye for his high school's stage.
A master baker tells his story of selling slices of carrot cake at beauty salons, and then opening his own a bakery.
Dick speaks with David Cooper, the part-sleuth, part-mechanic who restored a rare 1937 Delage Aerosport Coupe.
Gustav Hofer and his partner Luca Ragazzi travel around Italy deciding whether to love it, or leave it.
Chani Ovadya grew up in an ultra orthodox community in Israel. After a chance to join a swim club, she saw a wider world, left her family, and broke from her traditions.
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.
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