James Holzrichter became a reluctant whistleblower after finding evidence of misconduct by his employer, Northrop Grumman. He became a pariah in his field, and eventually found himself unemployed and homeless.
Carlos Spector is an immigration attorney in El Paso, just over the border from Juarez. He represents Mexicans seeking asylum in the U.S. Many of them are police officers, journalists, lawyers, and business owners - all refugees from the drug war. Last year Carlos became a target himself, receiving a threat from armed gunmen. Also in this show: Hope In Reality TV
As happens to thousands of people every day, Gabriel Silverman had his bike stolen. But days later on Craigslist, he found a description of a bike which was suspiciously like his own. He decided to make an "offer" on the bike, just to see if it was his.
The focus of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona remains on the improving health of Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Each day her doctors seem to have another encouraging report about her recovery. Gil Colman survived the shooting 4 years ago at Virginia Tech, when a student gunman killed 32 people. Today, Gil talks with Dick about how a traumatic event – like that one, or the recent shooting in Arizona – can affect survivors days and years later.
Ahmed's family has been living in Syria for months. He's decided to go live with them, but he can't quite shake free of Baghdad, and lives now both in despair that his beloved city will ever return to normal, and in hope that somehow it will.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Prior to the ruling, host Dick Gordon spoke with an activist and a resident who were at the center of the civil rights fight in Holmes County, Mississipi.