2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai passed away on Sunday. She was known for her efforts to combat poverty in Kenya by planting trees. Today, we listen back to a conversation that Dick had with her soon after she was awarded her Nobel.
Dick speaks with Sheila Coleman of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign about the way the British government dealt with a tragic incident in a Liverpool soccer stadium, and how it became a pivotal moment for people there. Two decades later, British Prime Minister David Cameron has apologized.
Guest Host Sean Cole speaks with Cryn Johannsen, who is an activist on student debt issues. She threw out a question in her blog about whether anyone had suicidal feelings, and was alarmed at how many people wrote saying they did.
With news of tear gas use in various Occupy demonstrations, Dick speaks with former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, who oversaw the decision to tear gas a huge crowd during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999.
Deacon Holton is a Marine Sergeant who’s logged 10 years with the corps. He’s served lengthy deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan and, in a way, so has his wife, Julie.They say they’ve figured out how to make long deployments work: communication (sometimes in code) is key.