Wednesday, May 4, 2005

  • Inside the Wire: A Military Intelligence Soldier’s Eyewitness Account of Life at Guantanamo


    We speak with former army sergeant, Erik Saar who served as an Arabic translator at Guantanamo Bay for six months. Among the abuses he says he witnessed was sexual abuse, mock interrogations, the use of dogs and a female interrogator smearing what looked like menstrual blood on a Muslim prisoner. He also says children were imprisoned at Guantanamo and that the military ordered them not to speak to the Red Cross. [includes rush transcript]

  • Four Dead in Ohio: 35th Anniversary of Kent State Shootings


    On May 4th, 1970, thirty-five years ago today, National Guardsmen opened fire on a crowd of unarmed students at Kent State University. Four students were killed and nine others wounded. We commemorate the thirty-fifth anniversary by airing an excerpt of the documentary Kent State: The Day the War Came Home, that includes interviews with students and National Guardsmen who were there. [includes rush transcript]

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