Dick speaks with Karl Marlantes who served in Vietnam and says ever since he has been dealing with the consequences of combat. He delves into his experience as a way to explore how the U.S. can prepare soldiers for war. His book is "What It Is Like to Go to War."
Lt. Col. Mark Weber spoke candidly with Dick Gordon in December, 2012 about sharing life lessons with his sons and facing death-head on after his cancer diagnosis. Lt. Col. Weber passed away Thursday June 13, 2013.
By the time Palestinian Bassam Aramin was 17, he was in jail for planning an attack on Israeli soldiers. At the same time, Yonatan Shapira was an elite pilot in the Israeli Air Force. But somehow each man came to understand the view of the other and they began meeting secretly to find a better way. Also on the show: an inadvertant Freedom Rider.
When Peter Hessler first arrived in the remote Chinese river town of Fuling, the only way to get there was by boat. Recently, he went back for a visit to explore the changes that the Three Gorges Dam has made.