Deb Barry of Save The Children has been working in one of the refugee camps for Syrians, in Erbil, Iraq. She says the smallest things, like an ink pen and notebook, bring a small measure of normalcy to children’s’ lives.
"A SimpleWay To Go" by Tortoise; "Toxic" by Yael Naim
Lieutenant Carl Baumgaertner fought in the Second World War along the Saar River in Germany. Like many veterans, he tucked his war memories in a footlocker and never spoke of them. Fifty years later, a series of email exchanges with his son Jim sparked a detailed conversation and a trip to Germany. Also, a film that honors service in the Korean War.
Archeologist Brian Rose is also just back from Iraq. He's spent the last few years training American military personnel about the antiquities they'll encounter and the fragile historical sites they might be protecting - but until this recent trip, Brian had never seen these things himself.
Al-banan grew up in the town of Nyala in southern Darfur. After teaching himself English from CNN and BBC Radio, he got a computer degree in Khartoum in 2002. By the end of that year he was working as a translator for an aid organization and coming face-to-face with the horrors of the genocide. Also on the show: walking while working.
At 9:30 a.m. on March 5, Jim Brisson got a call on his cell phone: 6 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division had been killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. As one of the top chaplains at Fort Bragg, it was his job to begin coordinating the teams that would deliver the news to the soldiers' families.Also in this program: a listener reacts to our story about leaving the U.S. for healthcare.