Nathan Sawaya has three diplomas and still prefers to sit with Lego bricks. He's an artist and has more than 1.5 million colored bricks in his New York studio so his sculptures take many forms; lions, people and curves don't intimidate him.
On a good surfers’ beach, usually everyone is in the water. But at 38th Parallel Beach – near the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea – surfers sometimes see parades with tanks, soldiers and guns.
The reality TV couple, the Duggars, stars of "19 Kids and Counting," just brought home their 19th child this summer. Allowing God to decide how many kids to have, the Duggars are like many conservative Christians who subscribe to the cross-denominational, patriarchal ideals of the Quiverfull movement. Vyckie Garrison knows about that life because she lived it. Also, the story behind a Chicago hat shop.
Bill Gascoigne and Kyle Mankes are both under 40 and unemployed. Kyle was once a business analyst. Bill formerly worked as a Michigan city manager. Now they’ve created a group called BUMS: The Brotherhood of Unemployed Men. Also inthis episode, Adam Greenfield lived 100% car-free for all of 2009.
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.
A couple near Boston is celebrating their 46th anniversary this month. Their love story is one for the ages. Tom was a Hungarian Jew living in Budapest during the rise of Nazi power. Jutta was a young German girl in Berlin who was the daughter of one of Hitler’s officers.
Debbie Long grew up the daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her parents never spoke of their experiences, but Debbie always felt the need to know where she came from. She and her mom looked for years with some success, but after her mother died, Debbie began her search for relatives in earnest. With the help of today's technology, she was able to connect with family members she didn't even know existed.
Tracy Elam is a "graduation coach" and teacher at an alternative high school in Houston. She works to never leave any child behind, telling her students to contact her, day or night, if they need her. Tracy, along with two of her students, Keweyn Chandlier and Celia Garza, talk about their journey towards commencement.