The State We're In

HOST: Jonathan Groubert
SHOW TITLE: Above and Beyond

WALL ST. IMPUNITY: Gary Aguirre has his own reasons to be angry at Wall St. Just after he joined the Securities Exchange Commission, his investigation into insider trading was shut down and he was fired. Five years later, he got the evidence he was looking for and got a conviction -- as well as compensation for his dismissal. But he thinks Wall St. will never change. Not until someone does jail time for their crimes.
(Originally Broadcast 12 March 2011)

Douglas Sidialo in Nairobi, Kenya lost his sight in the 1998 attack on the US Embassy in Nairobi. But he rode his way back to forgiveness by cycling all the way from Cairo to Capetown, narrowly escaping a charging elephant along the way.

MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM: James Harrison in Australia has something odd going on with his blood. And it's helped save the lives of over two million babies worldwide.

STILL ON THE BUS: Alice Nkom is a human rights lawyer in Cameroon, where gay people find themselves victims of a hostile legal system. Despite setbacks, threats and loss, Alice follows the example of US Civil Rights activist, Rosa Parks and will never give up.


Gary Aguirre, Arthur Samberg, Douglas Sidialo, James Harrison, Alice Nkom

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