This is a David-meets-Goliath story: After a battle erupts over allowing kids to play basketball in a Chicago park, neighbors rally and defeat the machine-backed alderman. Produced by Elizabeth Meister and Dan Collison of Long Haul Productions.
his will be a big weekend for cycling enthusiasts - the final push in this year's Tour de France. Many fans make regular stops at the Fat Cyclist blog for news about their sport. Elden Nelson started the blog a few years back. It was funny and personal. But when his wife was battling breast cancer, he knew he either had to stop blogging, or write about the experience. Elden talks to Dick Gordon about how he's managed to raise so much money to fight cancer, and his once-in-a-lifetime ride with Lance and Team Radio Shack.
Sometimes a fishing story is about more than just the fish. Rick Jackson is a prize winning fisherman. He takes his dad out fishing every year on his dad's birthday. One day when the two were out fishing, they caught bigger and better bass than either one of them had ever seen. Rick's a serious fisherman and he couldn't make sense of it, until he realized they were fishing on the anniversary of his younger brother's accidental death.
Joe Cook was in Cambodia during the time of the Khmer Rouge. He eventually made it to the U.S., where he settled with his family in Chattanooga, Tenn. It was there that Joe first saw kids playing baseball. He was about 12, and he spoke no English. He joined a little league team and fell in love with the game. Today, Joe has established a baseball league in Cambodia and he is preparing the new Cambodian National Team for their first international tournament in December. Also in this episode: pen pals for twenty years.