Camille Seaman's Shinnecock Indian ancestors hunted whale in the Atlantic Ocean. Maybe that's why she was drawn to explore the ice. She took a trip and began to photograph the wonder of icebergs through her camera lens.
Jess Hagerman was asked to run rescue missions the morning that Mount St. Helens volcano erupted in May, 1980. Stephanie Guediri was 14 when she and her family went for a day trip to a national park and got caught in a curious fast-approaching ash cloud. Martin Cunningham was about to fulfil his dream of running the Boston Marathon, when his flight from the UK was canceled due to a volcanic ash plume hovering over Europe.
For the last 20 years, Lisa Curran has been living and working in the forests of Indonesia to help locals learn how to preserve what rightfully belongs to them. Her work recently won her a prestigious MacArthur Foundation fellowship of $500,000. Also in this episode, Val Johnson of Chicago.