Dick speaks with Karl Marlantes who served in Vietnam and says ever since he has been dealing with the consequences of combat. He delves into his experience as a way to explore how the U.S. can prepare soldiers for war. His book is "What It Is Like to Go to War."
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.