David Lowery is more comfortable on a stage than in a combat zone. But the lead singer of the rock band Cracker left comfort behind recently to play for the troops serving in Iraq. The singer is personally against the war. But one of his songs, Yalla Yalla, became a hit with soldiers.
When psychologist Feriha Peracha was asked to assess a handful of boys rescued from Islamic militants, she had no idea it would lead to a life changing project - a school designed to undo the training they'd gotten to be informants, fighters and suicide bombers.
The war for control of northern Sri Lanka has been going on for over 30 years. This past week has been one of the bloodiest on record, with hundreds of civilians killed and over a thousand injured. Nimmi Gowrinathan is just back from the country.
In 1945, Alfred Klinger was just 17, a first-generation American who wanted to serve his country and in the process, feel something like a hero. He fought and was wounded in World War II. Fifty-nine years later, Alfred got the idea to return to the place where he'd lost his friends.