On a good surfers’ beach, usually everyone is in the water. But at 38th Parallel Beach – near the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea – surfers sometimes see parades with tanks, soldiers and guns.
In 2005 Julie Baumer was convicted of child abuse after her infant nephew was brought to the hospital with symptoms which were diagnosed as “shaken baby syndrome” Julie served 4 years of her 10-15 year sentence before her lawyers were able to prove that her nephew had actually suffered from a rare form of child seizures.
After years of training, swimmer Kicker Vencill was on the verge of achieving his childhood dream of representing his country at the Olympics. But all that came crashing to a halt when a drug test came back positive for a banned substance. Like many athletes caught cheating, Kicker claimed he was innocent. But unlike most, he was in fact innocent of taking performance-enhancing drugs. Also on the show: a Catholic tradition helps a Jewish woman find her husband - a rabbi.
Alicia Partnoy, who was held in a secret prison in Argentina, speaks to Sean Cole about the place called the Little School. The naming of the Buenos Aires cardinal as pope has brought up memories of the country’s Dirty War, during which thousands of citizens were kidnapped and killed.