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November 22, 2010

Living With The Scars Of War

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Ahmed Fadaam

LIVING WITH THE SCARS OF WAR

Part of the information released through Wikileaks included stories of Iraqi civilians killed and wounded as part of the US engagement in Iraq. Today, Dick Gordon talks with an Iraqi woman who says she was shot in the face by US forces. Three years ago, Fatima Abdul Razaq and her husband were on their way to a family event when they stopped near a convoy. As far as she knows, it was a soldier in the turret of a humvee who aimed his rifle at her and shot her in the face.

NEXT CHAPTER: SHANNON MEEHAN

Dick first spoke with Captain Shannon Meehan a year ago. Shannon was struggling with a decision he made to call in mortars on a suspected Al Qaeda house, only to find out later that house belonged to a family with six children. Shannon’s story has taken a new turn.

How much would you pay for a good night's sleep?

This Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. Joyce Wadler recently investigated an item that marketers hope someone will buy: a $50,000 mattress.

OPEN  MIC

We recently asked listeners to call in with stories of stepping out of your comfort zone. Today, a North Carolina listener (of a certain age) tells the story of deciding she would become a rocker.

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