A few weeks ago, Dick spoke with Rick Clark. Rick was laid off from his job at IBM. At the layoff meeting his manager alerted him to an IBM program called Project Match. Rick could, on his own dime, move to a developing country to do his job. Rick said he was insulted by the offer and didn’t know anyone who had accepted it. Scott Gardner heard that conversation on the radio and wrote in to tell his story.
When the U.S. closed embassies throughout the Middle East in response to an intercepted "message" about a planned attack, we wondered: What kind of message? How was it intercepted? And what’s "chatter?"
Dick Gordon talks to the father-daughter duo, Blair and Steve Hansen, about the ups and downs of tackling music as a family business. Also in this episode, we continue to follow the fate of one detainee at Guantanamo, Mr. Al Ghizzawi. His attorney, Candace Gorman, has the update.
At a time when suicide bombers seem particularly determined to create panic across Pakistan, Zeeshan Shafqat and Muhammad Usman are feeling the pressure. They are both freshmen at the International Islamic University in Islamabad. Their own school was hit with two bombs. More than at any time in their young lives, they are now living with uncertainty about school, jobs, family and their own safety .Also in the show: A son surprises his father at the end of his life.
Ahmed Abdullah files another in his ongoing audio diaries. Ahmed is now back in Iraq, and he says Baghdad has changed dramatically. It's so dangerous he's considering schooling his two children at home. Ahmed also has some big personal news: his wife is expecting a baby.