We turn to a reflection on the events and after-effects of 9/11. Where have the consequences of that day taken the U.S. and the rest of the world in the past 11 years?
In honor of Memorial Day, we're rebroadcasting a conversation between Marc and Woody Curry from last October. It was shortly after President Obama announced that the US was withdrawing its soldiers from Iraq, and the conversation ranged from the problems facing veterans on their return home, to the culture of the military, to the place of war in our society.
We discuss the tragic civilian massacre of March 11th, in which at least 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children, were killed. US Army staff sergeant Robert Bales is suspected of carrying out the killing spree. Three military veterans and one journalist join us this hour.
The past decade has seen great change throughout the Arab world, and the United States has played a large role throughout. From 9/11, to the wars in Aghanistan and Iraq, to the political upheaval in the Middle East and beyond over the past year, we'll take a look at this recent history and where it leaves us today, four days after the last US troops left Iraq.
Followinig President Obama's announcement that the US will withdraw its soldiers from Iraq by the end of the year, we look at issues that face veterans, including substance abuse and mental health problems stemming from the trauma of war, as they return home. Our guest is Woody Curry, Vietnam veteran and Clinical and Associate Executive Director of the Baltimore Station.
The first few months of 2011 have been marked by conflict, revolution, and uprising in the Middle East. Conflicts occuring in Egypt, Libya, Palestine, and Syria have become an increased news focus in America. Marc continues this discussion today with guests:
Ali Zaghab - Palestinian born local businessman
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from his position over the weekend, causing a victorious uproar in Egypt and around the world. We speak with Maryland residents of Egyptian descent or who lived in Egypt about their take on Mubarak's resignation and the future of Egypt.
Zainab Al-Suwaij is the founder and Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress. She was one of the few women to join the failed 1991 intifada uprising against Saddam Hussein, and now lives in the United States and promotes inter-faith understanding and women's equality. She joins us in st
We're joined by Haneen Alshujairy, who fled her home in Iraq with her family in 2003, and Justin Sirois, a writer living here in Baltimore. They are the co-founders of the Understanding Campaign, which seeks to teach everyone in the world one word of Arabic. Fhm (fuh-hem’), literally means un
We begin our second hour with an in-progress continuation of our conversation with Anthony McCarthy about youth violence and possible solutions for our community.