Ahmed Abdullah is Dick Gordon's former fixer and translator based in Baghdad. Ahmed was a sculptor. Then the war came, and he now makes his living as a photographer and reporter. He is keeping an audio diary for The Story.
Protesters in Syria have called for the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, once a London physician who succeeded his father as head of state when he died. Few outsiders have had the chance to speak with him. Dick speaks to Abdul Rahman al-Rashed, a journalist who has interviewed him multiple times. He can describe the man ruling Syria.
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
Candace Gorman is a lawyer who represents two detainees at Guantanamo Bay. She was thrilled to hear President Obama's announcement that the controversial center will be closed. She was also surprised to see changes the last time she visited, after Obama's inauguration.
Robin Sagadraca's father Bob was buried Thursday in Arlington National Cemetery. A member of the "Greatest Generation," the elder Sagadraca never spoke much about his wartime experiences in the Army. But the few stories that Robin and his son Ross have heard were vivid. There was the time Grandpa got shot in the head, and the time he refused the Purple Heart.
When 16-year-old Ok Sun Kim was kidnapped from her home in Korea in 1938, she could not have dreamed she was heading into seven years of sexual enslavement. One of an estimated 50,000-200,000 so-called 'comfort women' who serviced the Japanese Army during World War II, Ms. Kim still bears the physical and emotional scars of accommodating 50-60 men a day.