Show rundown for 5/29/2008

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Army Suicides

The Associated Press is reports the number of Army suicides increased again this year. A report is expected to be released later today. Our guest is Bryan Bender of The Boston Globe.

Father Sues VA

Kevin Lucey, the father of a Marine from Massachusetts who killed himself after coming back from Iraq is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for wrongful death, claiming it failed to help his son get treatment for PTSD.

Children Without a State

Nearly one out of three children in the world is considered stateless. It may seem like a small problem, but human rights workers are finding that without birth papers, they cannot help a child claim the basic rights and protections.

Iowa Tornadoes

On Sunday, seven tornadoes tore through Iowa, leaving six people dead and dozens injured, in a year that has had the most tornado fatalities in a decade. In the agricultural town of Parkersburg, in northeast Iowa, hundreds of homes were damaged and destroyed, city hall was demolished, along with the town's only gas station and grocery store. We caught up with Parkersburg Mayor Robert Haylock.

Tiempo Libre

The Cuban-born, Miami-based band has been nominated twice for Grammys for their lively blend of Cuban music with an American flair. We speak with Jorge Gomez, Tiempo LIbre's musical director and keyboard player.

This program aired on May 29, 2008.

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