war http://kuow.org en The Gutsy, Glamorous 'Dames Of D-Day' http://kuow.org/post/gutsy-glamorous-dames-d-day <p></p><p></p><p>When the Americans entered World War II in 1944, reporters joined their ranks. Women, however, were not allowed. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:29:43 +0000 David Hyde & Amina Al-Sadi 35896 at http://kuow.org The Gutsy, Glamorous 'Dames Of D-Day' Honor And Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story http://kuow.org/post/honor-and-sacrifice-roy-matsumoto-story <p>Ross Reynolds speaks with film maker Don Sellers and Karen Matsumoto, the daughter of World War II hero Roy Matsumoto.&nbsp;</p><p>Roy Matsumoto enlisted in the army to get out of a Japanese American internment camp. He went on to serve&nbsp; as a translator for the Merrill’s Marauders behind enemy lines in the Burma and won a medal for outstanding bravery. Fri, 23 May 2014 20:55:59 +0000 Ross Reynolds 35126 at http://kuow.org Honor And Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story 11 Years Later: How Iraq Is Doing Today http://kuow.org/post/11-years-later-how-iraq-doing-today <p>March 20 marks the 11th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Marcie Sillman talks with Ned Parker, Baghdad Bureau Chief for Reuters, about the state of the country today. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:38:22 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 30863 at http://kuow.org 11 Years Later: How Iraq Is Doing Today More Than 5 Million Children Affected By Syrian War http://kuow.org/post/more-5-million-children-affected-syrian-war <p>Steve Scher talks with Edward Chaiban, UNICEF's director of Emergency Programmes, about how the conflict in<a href="http://www.unicefusa.org/syria"> Syria</a> has affected the local children.</p><p>UNICEF recently <a href="http://www.unicefusa.org/assets/pdf/UN01137.pdf">released a report</a> that stated at least 10,000 children were killed in the violence, and almost 3 million children in Syria and in neighboring countries are unable to go to school on a regular basis.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:24:18 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 30474 at http://kuow.org More Than 5 Million Children Affected By Syrian War Inside The Real American War In Vietnam http://kuow.org/post/inside-real-american-war-vietnam <p>Steve Scher talks with author Nick Turse about his book "Kill Anything That Moves: <span class="st">The Real American War in Vietnam</span>." It is about a detailed account of the widespread sanctioned killings that took place during the Vietnam War. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:59:00 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 28336 at http://kuow.org Inside The Real American War In Vietnam Homelessness, Pigeons And Life After Injury http://kuow.org/post/homelessness-pigeons-and-life-after-injury <p><strong>No Home To Go To: Stories From The Homeless And Poor</strong></p><p></p><p>As many as<a href="http://www.nationalhomeless.org/publications/facts/How_Many.pdf"> 3.5 million people</a> in the United States experience homelessness in a given year. We'll hear a few personal stories about homelessness. In 2007, Steve Scher talked with Lisa Gray-Garcia (aka Tiny), journalist, poet and founder of POOR Magazine and the Poor News Network, Neal Lampi, who was living in a transitional housing program, and Renee Gebre, then living at Seattle Union Gospel Mission’s Women and Children’s Shelter.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Pigeons: Rats With Wings Or Symbols Of Peace?</strong></p><p></p><p></p><p>The pigeon used to be considered a symbol of peace and fertility. The birds were also a critical component of wartime communication. Yet, now people often consider them rats with wings. Steve Scher talks with Andrew Blechman, an award-winning journalist and author of “Pigeons: The Fascinating Saga of the World’s Most Revered and Reviled Bird,” as well as Dave Cheney from National Bird Control.</p><p></p><p><strong>Life After Injury: Stories From American Soldiers</strong></p><p></p><p>Thousands of American soldiers have served in Iraq and Afghanistan during the last decade. Many suffered physical injury as a result. Today we hear first hand stories from members of our military. Steve Scher talked with Lt. John Arthur, Capt. Jeremy McGuffey and Sgt. Christopher Hoyt about life after injury and coming home from war.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18676 at http://kuow.org Writing About War, Black In Seattle And Maggie Greenwald http://kuow.org/post/writing-about-war-black-seattle-and-maggie-greenwald <p><strong>The Art Of Writing About War</strong></p><p>War is hard to describe. In his memoir, "Jarhead," Gulf War Marine Anthony Swofford writes, "This is not funny, the possibility of death, but like many combatants before us we laugh to obscure the tragedy of our cheap, squandered lives." Swofford and writers Dave Danelo and Michael Yon joined us in 2008 to discuss the challenges of war and the challenges of writing about it.</p><p><strong>Black In Seattle: What It Was Like In 2002</strong></p><p></p><p>Back in 2002, Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large asked his readers to share thoughts on what it’s like to be black in Seattle. In 2002, living patterns were shifting rapidly, and a few shootings put race on the public’s mind. Steve Scher talked with Large and listeners about what it was like to be black in Seattle.</p><p><strong>Director Maggie Greenwald On Making&nbsp;“The Ballad of Little Jo”</strong></p><p></p><p>Maggie Greenwald is an actress, director and screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for writing and directing “The Ballad of Little Jo,”&nbsp;a film based on the true story of a woman attempting to escape the stigma of having a child out of wedlock by living as a man. Marcie Sillman talked with Greenwald in 1993 about making “The Ballad of Little Jo.”</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18561 at http://kuow.org Writing About War, Black In Seattle And Maggie Greenwald War Stories, The Science Of Aggregation, And David Sedaris http://kuow.org/post/war-stories-science-aggregation-and-david-sedaris <p><strong>War Stories</strong></p><p>War is often remembered through history textbooks. Shortly before Veteran’s Day 2004, <em>Weekday </em>took a look at war through the eyes of soldiers and their families. Steve Scher talked with two Medal of Honor recipients: retired Air Force Col. Joe M. Jackson&nbsp;and retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady.</p><p><strong>Aggregation: Swarming, Flocking&nbsp;And Schooling</strong></p><p>Many of us have experienced "the wave" at a baseball game, and most of us have marveled at fish swimming in schools or starlings whirling around in the evening sky. In 2009, Steve Scher talked with Julia Parish, associate director of the school of aquatic and fishery sciences at the University of Washington, about why animals move together.</p><p><strong>David Sedaris On Smoking</strong></p><p>In this past month, <a href="http://kuow.org/post/anti-smoking-cuts-pose-risk-public-health">Washington state cut funding </a>for the smoking cessation hotline. Humorist David Sedaris has a different approach to quit smoking. Instead of calling the hotline, Sedaris moved to Japan. His story "The Smoking Section" is just one of 17 essays in his book “When You Are Engulfed in Flames.<em>”</em> Steve Scher talked with David Sedaris back in 2008 about smoking and other tales. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 weekday 18520 at http://kuow.org War Stories, The Science Of Aggregation, And David Sedaris The Transportation Package, Letters Written In Wartime And Gardening http://kuow.org/post/transportation-package-letters-written-wartime-and-gardening <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>Olympia And The Transportation Package</strong><br>When state lawmakers adjourned in June, they left a $10 billion transportation package on the table. Now, senate leaders have announced they’ll hold hearings in the fall on the state’s transportation priorities and how to pay for them. Everett Herald reporter and columnist Jerry Cornfield joins us with details.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Letters Written In Wartime</strong><br>Wartime letters capture a uniquely vivid history not found in text books. They place us in the author’s shoes. Take this quote from a letter written in 1941: “A man just brought us our gas masks. I don’t know why I’m writing this, because if we’re hit with a bomb they won’t find enough of me — let alone this letter. I imagine it’s to show myself that I can be calm under fire.”&nbsp; We experience history by reading the letters of those who lived it.</p><p><br><strong>Greendays Gardening Panel</strong><br>Our gardening panel includes a flower expert, native plant expert and vegetable gardening expert.&nbsp; They’re on hand to answer your gardening questions.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18457 at http://kuow.org The Transportation Package, Letters Written In Wartime And Gardening Haunting Images Chronicle 165 Years Of A World At War http://kuow.org/post/haunting-images-chronicle-165-years-world-war D-Day soldiers landing on Omaha Beach. A naked Vietnamese girl running from napalm. A Spanish loyalist, collapsing to the ground in death. These images of war, and some 300 others, are on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in an exhibition called <a href="http://www.corcoran.org/warphoto" target="_blank">WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath</a>. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:04:14 +0000 Susan Stamberg 18409 at http://kuow.org Haunting Images Chronicle 165 Years Of A World At War What Seattle Had To Say About The Iraq War In 2003 http://kuow.org/post/what-seattle-had-say-about-iraq-war-2003 <p>Ten years ago today President George W. Bush announced the war on Iraq had begun. On that day Ross Reynolds asked listeners if they were in the military or part of a military family, and what they thought about the then-fresh announcement of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Today on <em>The Conversation</em> we play for you our listener reactions to the announcement of the war in Iraq.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:05:08 +0000 Producer 9999 at http://kuow.org Remembering The Iraq War http://kuow.org/post/remembering-iraq-war <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">March 19, 2013 marks 10 years since the beginning of the war in Iraq. A total of 3,489 Americans died in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nearly another 32,000 were wounded in action. The numbers obscure the thousands of individual stories from the War in Iraq. We hear stories of those who fought, worked and died in the war.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Producer 9959 at http://kuow.org Remembering The Iraq War Four-Legged Warriors Show Signs Of PTSD http://kuow.org/post/four-legged-warriors-show-signs-ptsd For years, PTSD — or post-traumatic stress disorder — has been an issue for military members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But humans aren't the only ones with problems. Military dogs returning from war zones are also showing signs of PTSD. And there's evidence that these canines need some extra tender loving care after their tours of duty.<p>Every morning, veterinarian technicians check playful and intelligent Belgian Malinois pups at the Holland Military Working Dog Hospital at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:51:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 9568 at http://kuow.org Four-Legged Warriors Show Signs Of PTSD Taps On The Walls: Poems From The Hanoi Hilton http://kuow.org/post/taps-walls-poems-hanoi-hilton <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many of us have written poetry during stressful times in life. Decorated retired Air Force Major General </span><a href="http://serviceoverself.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">John Borling</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wrote his while imprisoned for six and a half years at the Hanoi Hilton in Vietnam. He&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">joins us to share the poetry that helped him and his fellow POWs survive.</span></p><div> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 PRODUCER 8453 at http://kuow.org Readjusting To Life At Home: What Is It Like To Return From War? http://kuow.org/post/readjusting-life-home-what-it-return-war <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently 607,501 veterans in the state of Washington, and as more return each month that number continues to rise. Ross Reynolds talks to US vets about what it's like to return to civilian life.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Producer 8240 at http://kuow.org Readjusting To Life At Home: What Is It Like To Return From War?