Our world has been experiencing quite a few natural disasters; people have various ways of responding to them. Throughout history, some people have become scared, some puzzled. Some people have examined possible reasons behind the disasters and mocked. How are we responding in the face of historic and current natural disasters?

Serron Smith has spent years working with the famous and with those who are building their careers. He joins me to talk about that. Later, three of the people he’s working with join me to talk about their dynamic academic success story as a former teen mother and her G.E.D.-attaining son are joined by his wife to discuss the trio of Ph.D.’s earned by Dr. Vickie McBride, her son Dr. Maurice McBride, and his wife, Dr. Jessica McBride.