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February 23, 2010

A Literary Witness To Abu Ghraib


General David Petraeus made a powerful observation this past weekend on the program "Meet the Press" about the way the U.S. handled Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Petraeus said, "Abu Ghraib and other situations like that are non-biodegradable. They don't go away. The enemy continues to beat you with them like a stick." Nick Flynn hopes that what happened at Abu Ghraib is not forgotten. Nick is a writer. He was among those invited to hear firsthand testimony from many of the men depicted in those now infamous photographs. Nick joins Dick Gordon to talk about his new book that weaves his thoughts on his personal life (he was expecting his first child), and his experience listening to the testimonies. 

  • Learn more about Nick Flynn's book



Madelyn Greco and Scott Fray were recently in Las Vegas for the first ever North American body painting competition. They came in third in the "brush and sponge" category. The couple met when Scott painted Madelyn's entire body, unclothed, at a festival. Soon after they became a couple. Now the pair is off to Austria for the world championship of body painting. Dick talks with Madelyn and Scott about their passion for the art form.

  • See more images from Madelyn and Scott's work
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