Dick spoke with Senator McGovern in 2007, and heard him read from his famous 1970 speech to the U.S. Congress condemning the Vietnam War. McGovern died Sunday, and we remember his clarity and eloquence. Hear the 2007 conversation here.
Protesters in Syria have called for the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, once a London physician who succeeded his father as head of state when he died. Few outsiders have had the chance to speak with him. Dick speaks to Abdul Rahman al-Rashed, a journalist who has interviewed him multiple times. He can describe the man ruling Syria.
James Hand is a native of West, Texas. He often composes music outside, walking his land. However, since the deadly explosion at West Fertilizer Company in April, he says writing music has not come easily.
“I don’t think I’m able to write a song that would explain all the hurt, terror, the sorrow, the despair, the anguish, and the loss of everything,” he says.