Yesterday US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales pleaded guilty to a brutal massacre. The night time killings took place on March 11 of last year in two small villages located near a remote military camp in Kandahar. Since the massacre Associated Press reporter Kathy Gannon has spent a lot of time with the survivors and the families of the victims in Afghanistan. She describes how they've dealt with the massacre's emotional aftermath.
There's something exceptional about this interview. While it's possible to get swept up into the international drama of an event like the Bales massacre, Gannon reminds us that at the center of the media storm there are ordinary people who have suffered.
Full list of stories from KUOW Presents, June 6:
- BBC - Kissinger on U.S.-China Meeting
- BBC- A Chinese Perspective on America
- Afghan Massacre Survivors React To Bales' Guilty Plea
- Icarus At The Edge Of Time
- BBC- Guantanamo Hunger Strike Continues
- Anonymous No More
- Underground Trade Part 4: One Town in Thailand
- Writer's Almanac
- Jane Monheit
- The State Of Mariners Baseball
- Actor Kal Penn: From Kumar To Cultural Diplomat