We have followed Ahmed Fadaam for six years - during the Iraq War and after U.S. troops pulled out. This month, he moved to the U.S. with his family, and he now faces the challenge many immigrants have faced - to find a place in America.
Peggy Kuo was a prosecutor working for the Justice Department when she accepted a job at The International Court at the Hague to represent 16 women who were raped during the Bosnian war. The case became the first rape case ever treated as a war crime.
After more than a decade on the run, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has finally been caught. He's now at The Hague and will likely face war crimes charges for his alleged role in the genocide of Bosnian Muslims in the early 1990s. Kemal Pervanic was one of thousands of Muslims rounded up and sent to concentration camps during the genocide under Karadzic's rule. Also in this episode, Peter Pohlhammer wrote in to tell us about his encounters with the great American baritone, William Warfield. He tells Dick about the profound influence Warfield had on him, both musically and morally.
In 1985, Tom Sutherland was Dean of Agriculture at the American University of Beirut. On his way to campus one day, he was grabbed at gunpoint by men he didn't know, and shoved into the trunk of their car. It would be 6 and a half years before Tom would see the sun again. Tom talks with Dick Gordon about how he was able to survive being chained to walls, deprived of light, and physically and psychologically abused. Also on the show: Joey Duhamel, square dance caller.
When Nancy Hatch Dupree first went to Afghanistan 45 years ago, it was in some ways a different world. Kabul was a capital city glittering with diplomats and cocktail parties. After she visited the site of the Bamiyan Buddhas, Nancy wrote the first guidebook to Afghanistan's cultural treasures. Nancy met and married her husband, Louis Dupree, in Afghanistan, and spent her happiest years there.