When the earthquake shook northeast Japan last March, Carl Pillitteri was leading a team of technicians in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. He was one of some 40 Americans working at the plant that day, and he spoke exclusively in this interview with Alex Chadwick.
Dick checks in with Mandy Henk, one of the itinerant librarians for the Occupy movement. After the books in New York City were thrown away, they have a new strategy: librarians giving books out from small rolling carts.
"Ahmad" is a young doctor just starting his residency in Washington, D.C. But a few weeks ago, he was with his family in Syria. He participated in the protests that took place in his city, and he was arrested by the secret police. He's not using his real name for his family's safety.
The name Hama carries tremendous symbolic weight in the Middle East. It was the scene of an uprising against an earlier Syrian President. Government retribution against the citizens of Hama destroyed a city and many lives. We speak with Rasha Basha, a witness. Music: Dar Es Salaam, Astrakan Cafe, C'est Ailleurs, and Kashf. All by Anouar Brahem.