The 21,000 retirees that worked for the city of Detroit could face pension and health care cuts. That’s because in July, Detroit became the largest American city tofile for bankruptcy.Detroit-based independent producer Zak Rosen recently spent some time with both current and retired Detroit Police officers, and brings us their perspective from a weekly Detroit Detectives golf league.
Ryan Kathman will be sharing pie and coffee today, Thanksgiving, with his mom and his birth mom. Ryan began searching for his birth mother at age thirty. Moira Mangiameli was also searching for him. The two had even performed side-by-side as actors on stage, not knowing that they were related. Also: think you have a lot of pies cooling on the counter this Thanksgiving day?
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.
There are still more than a million and a half people living in tents and under tarps in Haiti. Many of the tarps have been out in the sun for months … so they're starting to fall apart. Now that it's the rainy season, they leak. Sandra Amilcar says all she can do us is gather her two kids under a corner of the tarp and try to stay dry.
Diane Crump was the first woman to ride in the Kentucky Derby. It used to be illegal for a woman to be a jockey. Even after the law changed, male jockeys would boycott any woman who tried. Also in this episode, a check-in with Jeremy Lee.
Kathy Hopwood holds dear her memories of hanging out in Washington, D.C. one day with the Wicked Witch of the West, actress Margaret Hamilton. Kathy met the famous thespian unexpectedly and spent close to 24 hours with her.
During the housing boom, many Americans got into buying cheap houses and rehabbing them for profit. Over an 18-year period, Mark Post bought six homes in his neighborhood - but not to flip them. Mark had it in mind he could help make his community a better place.