"Angie in Sweden" is a 14-part travel-doc series. Join Angie as she learns to speak Swinglish, visits 17th century castles, basks in Midsummer, explores immigration, walks with zombies, covers classic car culture, seizes medieval Visby, and savors fika!
The first time Jaime Carr called the cops on herself, she was in the middle of a psychotic delusion. It was early 2007 and pop star Britney Spears was in the news for having shaved her head. Convinced she had morphed into the famous singer, Carr feared that the gardener, mail carrier and upstairs neighbors were watching her every move. Even the paparazzi, she thought, were hiding out, waiting to snap her picture.
"Whether a creator or connoisseur of the art form—no matter if you rap, deejay, spray paint, breakdance, design apparel or promote events—hip-hop demands that you do it in a way that is true to the best part of who you are. It assumes, in true American form, that everyone has a voice. For Fil-Ams fighting a mentality designed to erase individuality and silence voices, hip-hop is an obnoxiously loud vehicle in which they can’t help but to be seen." —Excerpt from, "Being Filipeanut-American," a magazine story about the life of amateur rapper Albert Balbutin, Jr.
Ashley Jones was set on becoming a professional soccer player, but by the end of a summer health camp for teens, she was chasing a career in nursing. Jones, now 21, participated in the first annual Camp ECHO (Exploring Careers in Healthcare Organization). The five-day summer immersion program is now in its sixth year at Saint Agnes Hospital. It exposes Maryland high schoolers to the many sides of the health-care profession.
After more than a year juggling the family finances to handle the expense of battling breast cancer, Ronda Badiang was surprised a few months back when she found she was unable to pay a $1,000 deductible for her treatment. She was even more surprised when the Red Devils stepped in to settle the bill, no questions asked.
In 2000, when Gary Erickson, founder and owner of Clif Bar and Co., told reps from Quaker Oats - the fourth largest consumer goods company in the world - that he needed to go for a walk before signing over his company for $120 million, they thought he was bluffing to secure a larger payout.
Sipping imaginary tea and locking horns over un-heeded weekend curfews is over for mother-daughter duos Liz and Julie Stevens, Paula Stewart-Felix and Kishna Suterfield, and Jacalyn Evone and Nicole Scott. Together they've successfully turned a lifetime of shared experiences into partnerships steeped in the love, trust, and friendship of the mother-daughter bond.