Derrick Durr was laid off as one of Chicago’s violence interrupters earlier this year. He continues to do the work, without a paycheck. Recently, he coordinated a dinner for sixty young men in his neighborhood, many of them rivals.
Mark Gerow was serving with the U.S. Air Force in Japan when he met a young woman named Naomi. Every time he entered Naomi’s house, her grandfather would leave, until one day the grandfather stayed, and told Gerow his story.
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.
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.
Early on in the program we learned that a story doesn’t have to be particularly dramatic in order to be memorable. It started when Angie Anderson wrote to us to say: “I drive from Apex to Durham (North Carolina) every day to work... Every morning, without fail, a little man stands beside the road in front of a ramshackle building and waves. It’s a small, low wave and he waves at every car that passes.”