Irish poet Seamus Heaney died last week, at the age of 74. Dick Gordon spoke with Heaney back in 2004, and we listen to an excerpt from that conversation. At the time, Heaney had just completed his own version of Antigone.
Former Marine Corps Drill Sergeant Jerry Ensminger has been on 15-year crusade to convince the public that the tap water at the Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune caused his daughter's death from Leukemia.
Students at San Jose State University started a campaign to raise the city's minimum wage, and successfully persuaded the city to impose a 25% minimum wage increase, from $8 to $10. Student Elisha St. Laurent tells Dick Gordon she's spent years struggling to support herself on a minimum wage salary.
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.
Author Charlie Newton has been writing about cops for years. He writes fiction (police thrillers) and his books have done well. So one day he got an idea; Why not teach cops to write stories themselves, about their own lives? He started teaching a fiction course at the Chicago Police Department.