Massoud Hassani talks of growing up in Afghanistan and how he and other children had to be aware of where land mines were. He left his country and now, as an adult, he has invented a wind-powered ball that skips along the ground to detect land mines.
Ahmed's family has been living in Syria for months. He's decided to go live with them, but he can't quite shake free of Baghdad, and lives now both in despair that his beloved city will ever return to normal, and in hope that somehow it will.
"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.
As a very young photojournalist, Kate Brooks covered the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Recently, she’s been asking basic questions, like “Why do I, as a photographer, need to photograph another dead child for people to understand the realities of war?”
Lt. Col. Jody Nelson is on her second tour of duty in Afghanistan. She’s responsible for more than 750 troops and is working daily with Afghans in an attempt to bring security to her area. Also in this show: Teaching Doctors In Iraq And Afghanistan
While working for the U.N., Patrick McGrann observed how bureaucracy and distance make it difficult to help people in troubled countries. He decided that in addition to needing jobs and stability, people in war-torn and poor areas also need to have fun. On one of his trips home, Patrick met someone who had a great passion for kites. That meeting led to the founding of the Kite Gang. Also in this program: how much plastic is in the ocean?
Dick speaks with occasional guest Ismail Suayah, a Libyan-American, about his first trip back to Libya since Muammar Gaddafi 's rule ended. Ismail says there is a lighter mood, but many still carry weapons.