Greg Hampikian is a forensic DNA expert who works using DNA technology to free innocent individuals in prison. He says that new technology is allowing smaller amounts of DNA to be analyzed, which means that more cases can be reopened, but that can also cause problems as there is more room for human error.
In a World War II era blimp hangar in California, a prototype of a new kind of aircraft, the “Aeroscraft” is being tested. It’s a space-age looking machine that’s almost as big as a football field and able to carry 50 tons or more.
Mona Jhaveri is a cancer researcher who watched the recession dry up all her research funding. She was facing seeing her search for a cure for ovarian cancer come to an end if she didn't discover another way to raise money, so she started selling cosmetics, hoping to raise money and awareness for ovarian cancer. Also in this episode: trying to keep a promise from World War I.
Ahmed's latest entry is a study of the two Baghdads that he sees in Iraq. During the day, the city has become somewhat calmer, but at night, the city itself becomes the biggest fear weighing on its citizens' minds.
Ahmed Abdullah recently visited his wife and children who now live in Syria. He returned to Baghdad shortly before Saddam Hussein received his death sentence. His reaction, like those of the people he talked to, is deeply ambivalent.
Nick Flynn hopes that what happened at Abu Ghraib is not forgotten. Nick is a writer. He was among those invited to hear firsthand testimony from many of the men depicted in those now infamous photographs. Also in this show: The Living Brush