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"Good Morning, Vietnam...." and farewell, Robin Williams. Fond remembrances have been pouring in from all over the world, especially from US service personnel. During his career, Williams performed at many USO events overseas. We'll tap into our community of veterans to hear from some who remember those shows and Williams. Also, we head to the ground in northern Iraq to hear from a photojournalist who's embedded with Kurdish fighters. Plus, it's summer and that means vacation. Some people like National Parks — others the Eiffel Tower — and others come from thousands of miles away to visit Superfund sites in New York City.
Could Islamic militants in Iraq threaten Americans? Maybe. Also, a family checks in on their deserted Israeli community along the Gaza border. And, the Texas no man’s land known as 'North Mexico.'
US air strikes in Iraq announced today. Also, Israeli airstrikes have resumed in Gaza after a 72 hour cease-fire came to an end. Plus, a look back to the resignation of Richard Nixon 40 years ago — how did the world respond when Nixon stepped down? And did the US pay compensation to the families of Yemenis killed in a drone strike?
With a ceasefire holding — but due to expire tomorrow morning — we go inside the Gaza strip, where residents are accessing the damage after almost a solid month of intense bombardment. Also, some Israelis question their military's doctrine, which instructs soldiers to fire heavily if an Israeli soldier is taken captive by the enemy — even at the risk of killing the captive soldier. Plus, a graphic artist returns from Dubai, where she's seen the squalid conditions many foreign workers working for Western interests face.
Imagine thinking you've lost your family, only to reconnect decades later. That's what happened to an Argentinan grandmother who found her grandson 36 years after he was taken during the country's "dirty war." Also, the Russian government is threatening to break apart a family after ordering the American mother to leave the country immediately. Plus, Gaza's cement problem, using cows to mow lawns, and what you should do to protect your personal information from that Russian hacking ring.
A Russian-American writer tells us how Russians view the conflict in Ukraine and the language being used to describe it. Also, we speak to the daughter of a US aid worker kidnapped three years ago in Pakistan. Plus, the global roots and outreach of AC/DC.