For every U.S. serviceman and woman at war, there was family at home. Today we speak to a wife and a son about life at home during deployment. Plus, we check in with those who have come home and wrestled with the hurdle of finding a job.
More than 25 people were killed in a series of coordinated attacks in the Pakistan city of Lahore last week. Faizaan Peerzada runs an art center in Lahore. On the evening of the day when the attacks took place, Faizaan drove through the city to the BBC studios to speak with Dick Gordon. Faizaan says he was willing to take the risk because his arts organization depends on international support.
Dr. Kasereka "Jo" Lusi performs operations on war victims in some of the hardest-hit areas of the Congo, often under the crudest of conditions. More than once, he's had to literally run for his life, as he's now become a target for guerillas. Also on the show: a woman's adventure following the scent of a stranger's perfume.
John Kernell has heard the story series we call “your story" and wrote in with his. When John was young, he says he almost washed out of Naval Air Training because “I kept screwing up.” But the Navy gave him a mentor to settle his nerves. And one day he got the ultimate test: his plane came under attack.
This week at a science conference in Orlando, Army officials are looking at a new kind of tank. It's a light, unmanned ground vehicle that can be sent into danger spots without risking the lives of soldiers. The tank is called Ripsaw, and it was invented in the garage of twin brothers from Maine. Also in this episode: another in our series of "tough jobs". This time, a transplant surgeon.