A year ago, a report said the Veterans Administration crisis hotline was putting vets on hold. Politicians said all the things you’d expect politicians to say. The VA said it was hiring additional staff to comply with the inspector general’s report. And then nothing really changed. Read more →
NPR’s StoryCorps is finding an embarrassment of riches in Minnesota. For three straight weeks, the Friday morning tradition has featured stories from the state. Today, it’s an update with Paul Braun, the sergeant of the company he was assigned to in Iraq, and “Philip”, who was an interpreter in Iraq. Read more →
There was, apparently, some anger within NPR when two of its journalists — David Gilkey and Zabihullah Tamanna — were killed when their Humvee was hit by heavy weapons fire while they were covering the war in Afghanistan last June.
Why were they in harm’s way? Could their deaths have been avoided. Read more →