Posts filed under ‘War’

6-5-12: An Iconic Kiss

On August 14, 1945, photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt took a picture of a sailor kissing a woman in a white uniform in Times Square. A new book identifies the sailor as George Mendonsa, who lives in Rhode Island, and Greta Friedman, who lives in Frederick, Maryland. Sheilah talks with both of them, now 89, about how that moment in Times Square came about.

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5-28-12: Home of the Brave Quilts

During the Civil War, northern women made quilts for Union soldiers. Now, stitchers around the country are making quilts for those who’ve lost family members in Iraq or Afghanistan. We speak with a Maryland woman who received a quilt and the national coordinator of the project.

Continue Reading May 28, 2012 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

5-28-12: Actor, Marine, Author

You might recognize Benjamin Busch as Officer Colicchio from The Wire. He’s also a Marine, an Iraq veteran and a writer. Today he talks to Tom Hall about his memoir Dust to Dust, which goes deep on everything from childhood to war.

Continue Reading May 28, 2012 at 7:40 am Leave a comment

4-13-12: Actor, Marine, Author

Benjamin Busch, son of novelist Frederick Busch, has acted in “The Wire” and done two tours of Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps. Today he talks to Tom about his memoir “Dust to Dust,” which he’ll discuss tomorrow at the CityLit festival in Baltimore.

Continue Reading April 13, 2012 at 7:45 am Leave a comment

4-3-12: The War on Terror and the Maryland National Guard

In February, Baltimore area native Major Robert Marchanti II was killed at a ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan. His death comes after the passing of a decade in which the Global War on Terror dramatically altered the role of the National Guard. We’ll learn about Major Marchanti’s life from his daughter Leah. Then we’ll talk with Larry Minear, who has written a report on the toll this shift has taken on National Guard families, and we’ll meet Adjutant General James Adkins. As the man responsible for the operations of the Maryland National Guard, he’s seen first hand the massive changes that started on that awful day in September.

Continue Reading April 3, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 comment

3-26-12: General Stanley McChrystal

On Tuesday, retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, will be featured at the Meyerhoff as part of Stevenson University’s Baltimore Speakers Series. Today, he tells us what he sees as success for the U.S. in Afghanistan.

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3-19-12: Soldier’s Best Friend

Some veterans are working through their post traumatic stress disorder by training service dogs—dogs that will ultimately assist fellow veterans with their injuries. Tom talks to Meg Daley Olmert of Warrior Canine Connection.

Continue Reading March 19, 2012 at 7:40 am 2 comments

12-30-11: Music at Walter Reed

The legacy of September 11 in America has been perhaps most visible at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. We’ll hear from a Maryland woman who spent just about every Friday performing music for the wounded soldiers until the hospital was closed last summer.

Continue Reading December 30, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

White House Drops Veto Threat on NDAA

If the Senate signs off on the latest version of a defense budget bill, the military will have a greater role in the potentially indefinite detention of terror suspects.

Continue Reading December 15, 2011 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

12-7-11: “Until the End”

Maryland Democrats Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin were two of 93 U.S. Senators to vote for a defense authorization bill that some say will shift the balance between civil liberties and national security. University of Maryland senior law and policy analyst Anthony Villa walks us through the bill.

Continue Reading December 7, 2011 at 8:11 am Leave a comment

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