The United States has a huge appetite for drugs. While we have about 5% of the world's population, we use about 66% of the world's illegal drugs.
Five years ago, we produced the series Shared Weight to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Marc Steiner and a group that included Vietnam War veterans travelled to Vietnam. Today, we're joined by two of the US military veterans who participated in Shared Weight,
The United States has a huge appetite for drugs. While we have about 5% of the world's population, we use about 66% of the world's illegal drugs. What is the price of our consumption, not only for ourselves, but for others like Mexico, where the illegal drug trade is creating violence beyond the scope of what we have seen in the US.
In honor of memorial day, we're broadcasting episodes from our documentary Shared Weight, which looks at the legacy of the Vietnam war.
Woody Curry joins us this hour. He is a veteran from the inner city Baltimore, and he tells how he survived the despair of war and transformed himself.
Alarming numbers of soldiers suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This hour we look at how this crisis is being addressed, and discuss connections between PTSD and suicide.
We're joined by:
Woody Curry - Vietnam veteran, and Program Director of the Baltimore Station