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Clean-Up Crews Prepare For Long Haul, BP Plans Another Attempt To Stop Leak

Oil clean-up workers leave the beach as storm clouds approach in Grand Isle, La. (AP)
Oil clean-up workers leave the beach as storm clouds approach in Grand Isle, La. (AP)

Military Correspondent Asks Whether First Lady Advocates Enough For Military Families

A veteran military correspondent recently posed this question on his blog: Does Mrs. Obama care more about vegetables than about soldiers' wives? We speak with Tom Ricks about his column and the huge response it has garnered. Ricks is senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine.  We also hear from two military wives who provide answer to his question: Rebecca Noah Poynter, an Army wife, and writer and co-founder of the Military Spouse Business Association; and Rebekah Sanderlin, who writes the blog, Operation Marriage for the Fayetteville Observer.

At Least 10 Dead After Israeli Navy Raids Gaza Aid Convoy

Israeli medics rush an injured man for treatment at the Rambam hospital in the northern Israeli city of Haifa.. (AP)
Israeli medics rush an injured man for treatment at the Rambam hospital in the northern Israeli city of Haifa.. (AP)

Chef Kathy Gunst Breaks Out The Grill For Feta Cheese And Greek Olives

We revisit a conversation with resident chef, Kathy Gunst, who fires up the grill outside our studio, and cooks up a meal that includes grilled olives and feta cheese.

A Soldier Tells His Story Of Vietnam

J. Richard Watkins earned more than a dozen medals for his service during the Vietnam War. He was a radio operator calling in artillery support for his unit, which was known as the Wolfhounds. In 1970, he came home to Brockton, Massachusetts and got a job and left the war behind. But decades later, he started to write his war experiences down for his family and turned it into a book that's out now. It's called, "Vietnam: No Regrets. One Soldier's Tour Of Duty." Watkins spoke to Here and Now's Alex Ashlock.

Music From The Show

  • Sun Kil Moon, "Carry Me Ohio"
  • The Wee Trio, "Flint"
  • Paul Simon, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"
  • Art Blakey, "C.O.R.E."
  • Jeff Beck, "Suspension"

This program aired on May 31, 2010.

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