Nearly 400,000 members of the U.S. military watched nuclear detonations after World War II. They were told that the radiation was minimal and that they were far enough away from the blasts so they wouldn't be harmed. Bob Greenwald was one of those men. Also in this episode: a dream deferred.
Ammar Abdulhamid and his family were forced to leave Syria in 2005 because of their political activity. When recent protests began, the whole family jumped in - online - to be a part of it. Also in this episode, Mariem Masmoudi left the U.S. for Tunis one semester short of her college graduation so she could have a hand in shaping the country’s future. Plus, Selma Kalousek talks about being the spouse of a war reporter.
Paulina knows her father was a Naval officer serving Augusto Pinochet when he seized power in Chile, but she never asked him what his role was. After he died, she started looking for answers. Her search led her to Hector Salgado - he was imprisoned at the same base where Paulina's father was stationed. Dick speaks with Paulina and Hector about coming to terms with a military coup nearly 40 years after it happens.
Egypt’s revolution has raised new uncertainties about the future of peace in the Middle East. Last week, an opposition leader in Egypt announced the irrelevance of the 1978 Camp David Accords that led to 30 years of peace with Israel. Dick talks with William Quandt, one of the people at Camp David, about what that event taught him about how enemies can work together and find a solution. The memory gives him confidence in Egypt in the important days ahead. Also in this episode: tales from a "divorce ranch." And: following up with the Boggiano brothers.
Dick Gordon talks to the father-daughter duo, Blair and Steve Hansen, about the ups and downs of tackling music as a family business. Also in this episode, we continue to follow the fate of one detainee at Guantanamo, Mr. Al Ghizzawi. His attorney, Candace Gorman, has the update.