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Corporal Frustaglio fly-fishing from his wheelchair

Healing Waters- Cpl Neil Frustaglio {format} {format} 4:42 Barrett Golding

From the NPR series: Corporal Neil Frustaglio, US Marine Corps spends a day with fellow Wounded warriors getting their wheelchairs wet chasing Rainbow Trout on the Rose River in Virginia. This recreation & recovery program is called Project Healing Waters. [transcript]

Broadcast: Mar 21 2007 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Project Healing Waters Subjects: War, Environment, Health

Project Healing Waters logo

Healing Waters- Capn Forseth, US Army {format} {format} 5:53 Barrett Golding

Retired Navy Captain Ed Nicholson is an avid fly-fishermen. He realized fishing would be good therapy for disabled veterans. So he hooked up with Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers, and with private donations and volunteer guides, they began teaching wounded vets, including many amputees, how to fly-fish. Project Healing Waters, now regularly takes vets on these therapeutic fishing outings. Captain Eivind Forseth spent a day catching trout at Rose River Farm in Virginia. [transcript]

Broadcast: Mar 20 2007 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Project Healing Waters Subjects: War, Health, Environment

Operation Homecoming: USNS Comfort {format} {format} 3:19 Barrett Golding

Next in our series of readings by troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan, from the NEA book project, Operation Homecoming. This week: Dr. Edward Jewell with "Life on the USNS Comfort", a Navy hospital ship on which he served as Commander. [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 25 2006 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Operation Homecoming Subjects: International, Health, War

Operation Homecoming book cover: troops around tank

Operation Homecoming: Clusters {format} {format} 7:46 Barrett Golding

The first of a series of readings by troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Selections are from the NEA book project, Operation Homecoming, chosen a "Best of 2006" by Washington Post Book World. Army Major Robert Schaefer was a contributor; his poem is titled "Clusters." [transcript]

Broadcast: Dec 18 2006 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Operation Homecoming Subjects: War, Literature, International

Window broken in schoolhouse, photo by Adam Dolnick

Beslan, Russia: 2004 School Siege- Part 2 {format} {format} 7:46 Kelly McEvers

The conclusion of this two-part series on the 2004 takeover of a school in Beslan Russia by Chechnyn militants. Could negotiations could have prevented the tragic end to the siege? (See the Beslan Timeline: How the School Siege Unfolded.) [transcript]

Broadcast: Sep 1 2006 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Russian School Siege- 2004 Subjects: War, International, Historical, Religious

Window broken in schoolhouse, photo by Adam Dolnick

Beslan, Russia: 2004 School Siege- Part 1 {format} {format} 7:46 Kelly McEvers

A two-part NPR series: In 2004 Chechnyn militants seized 1,200 hostages at School No. 1 in Beslan, Russia. More than three hundred hostages died, mostly children, in explosions and battles between militants and Russian soldiers. The series relives the three-day siege: traveling to where the militants planned the attack, examining their demands, and exploring authority's refusal to negotiate. (See the Beslan Timeline: How the School Siege Unfolded.) [transcript]

Broadcast: Aug 31 2006 on NPR Day to DaySeries: Russian School Siege- 2004 Subjects: International, Religious, War, Historical

Mushroom cloud

Living with Bomb Testing in the Nevada Desert {format} {format} 8:36 Scott Carrier

The federal government has now delayed indefinitely a plan to detonate a huge bomb in the Nevada desert. A mushroom cloud was likely to result from the detonation of 700 tons of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil in an underground tunnel. We travel to several towns around the Nevada test site to find out what people who live nearby think of the plan. [transcript]

Broadcast: May 29 2006 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: War, Environment, Public Affairs

Mushroom Cloud {format} 59:00 Claus Andreasson, Scott Carrier, Barrett Golding & [Hearing Voices]

Tales of the Atomic Age in this (((Hearing Voices))) Hiroshima anniversary special. Hosted by Larry Massett, featuring: "Enola Alone" by Antenna Theater. The air war from the perspecitive of World War II bomber pilots, Japanese and English bombing survivors, and Colonel Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay mission over Hiroshima. "Atomic Age" by (((HearingVoices))). An audio document in political speeches and popular songs of our changing attitudes towards weapons of mass destruction; starting with the bombing of Hiroshima, August 6 1945. "Downwinder Diaries" by Claes Andreasson. Personal accounts of people downwind from the Nevada and Utah nuclear bomb tests in the 1950s, when the big red clouds drifted across the desert and into their towns. "Wild Dreams of a New Beginning" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. "A Pacific tidal wave a mile high sweeps in. Los Angeles breathes its last gas> A poem produced for radio by Erik Bauersfeld (Bay Area Radio Drama), with sound design by Jim McKee (Earwax), and original music by Wieslaw Pogorzelski. "What Are You Afraid Of?" by Scott Carrier. Americans across the country answer the question: What do you fear? "Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security" compiled by Selections for the CD/DVD set including Slim Galliard's "Atomic Cocktail" (1945), versions of "Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb" by Lowell Blanchard & The Valley Trio (1949) and by The Pilgrim Travelers. "Old Man Atom" by The Sons of the Pioneers (1951), and 1950-60s Civil Defense public service announcements. "Page One" by Lemon Jelly. The story of the Big Bang, with a beat. More audio, info and links...

Broadcast: Aug 6 2005 on HV SpecialSeries: Hearing Voices- Specials Subjects: Spoken Word, Entertainment, Specials, Specials, War, Historical

Jumbo bomb on truck-bed at Trinity Site

Downwinder Diaries: Nuclear Blast {format} {format} 4:24 Claus Andreasson

In 1953, a 32-kiloton nuclear bomb was detonated at a Nevada test site. Within two years, some farmers and much of their livestock living downwind of the blast contracted cancer and died, most likely because of the nuclear fallout. Janet Gordonís brother Kent was one on many affected. From the series Downwinder Diaries. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jul 15 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: War, Public Affairs, Historical, Technology

Private contracter Fluer in Iraq

Private Sector {format} 59:00 Nancy Updike

20,000 civilian contractors are part of the American forces in Iraq. They have been killed by roadside bombs, they were interrogating prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Ira devotes the whole hour this documentary on the lives of several: including a Boston policeman teaching Iraqis the trade, and a screener at Baghdad airport: private citizen on the payroll of an occupying power.

Broadcast: Jun 10 2005 on PRI/WBEZ This American Life; Jun 4 2004 on PRI/WBEZ This American Life Subjects: Business, International, War

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