Some speeches are so strong that they live on - without any audio. We hear about a speech made by William Jennings Bryan in 1896. It’s considered one of the greatest American speeches and was about money - gold versus silver.
When Swedish businessman Lennart Dahlgren moved to Moscow as the first general manager of IKEA in Russia, he had only a vague idea that corruption and bribes were part of doing business there. But Lennart and IKEA had a different idea…be totally transparent and do everything above board. No pay-offs. Lennart is now retired - and he has written a memoir of his time in Russia, called “Despite Absurdity: How I Conquered Russia While It Conquered Me.” Also: Noah Z. Jones goes to Hollywood.
When writer Henry Shukman heard about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, he was intrigued by its reputation as Europe’s largest wildlife refuge. After all, for more than 25 years, few humans have been allowed access to the 1,600 sq. miles of land around the nuclear reactor there. Henry shared a meal with "resettlers," people who returned.
When 16-year-old Ok Sun Kim was kidnapped from her home in Korea in 1938, she could not have dreamed she was heading into seven years of sexual enslavement. One of an estimated 50,000-200,000 so-called 'comfort women' who serviced the Japanese Army during World War II, Ms. Kim still bears the physical and emotional scars of accommodating 50-60 men a day.
The name Hama carries tremendous symbolic weight in the Middle East. It was the scene of an uprising against an earlier Syrian President. Government retribution against the citizens of Hama destroyed a city and many lives. We speak with Rasha Basha, a witness. Music: Dar Es Salaam, Astrakan Cafe, C'est Ailleurs, and Kashf. All by Anouar Brahem.