Adventures and Troubles in Foreign Lands and at Home

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Monday, May 26, 2014

On today’s Memorial Day show we're re-airing some favorite interviews from March. Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd—the three Americans who were captured by Iranian forces while they were hiking and were held for two years—tell us about being in prison and then finally being released. Carl Hoffman explains how he uncovered new evidence about the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961. We’ll look at the diaries of George F. Kennan, who devised the policy of containment during the Cold War. Bruce Dancis talks about becoming an anti-war activist in the 1960s—and going to prison for resisting the draft during Vietnam.

Three American Hikers Talk About Being Imprisoned in Iran

Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking Iraqi Kurdistan when they mistakenly crossed the Iranian border, were arrested, and were held in Iran's Evin Prison for two years on charges of espionage.


Rumors, Cannibals, and Michael Rockefeller's Mysterious Disappearance

The explorer vanished in New Guinea in 1961, and despite exhaustive searches, no trace of him was ever found. More than 50 years later, one journalist thinks he knows what happened.

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The Diaries of Diplomat George F. Kennan

America’s most respected foreign policy thinker of the 20th century, who came up with “containment,” America’s Cold War strategy, kept a diary for 88 years.


Protesting the Draft and Going to Prison During the Vietnam War

Bruce Dancis became the first student at Cornell to defy the draft by tearing up his draft card and soon became a leader of the draft resistance movement in the 1960s.

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