Suicides at Fort Campbell
The general in charge of Fort Campbell in Kentucky shut the base down in an attempt to prevent more soldiers from committing suicide. This year, 11 soldiers based at Fort Campbell have killed themselves. We speak with Mary Clare Lindberg whose son, Sgt. Benjamin Miller, killed himself last year. We also speak to Pastor Tommy Vallejos of the Faith Outreach Church in Tennessee.
- Support for family members dealing with the loss of someone in the military can be found through the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Mental Health Help from the Army
The army is launching a new campaign and website to reach out to soldiers experiencing psychological trauma. The army's top psychiatrist, Brigadier General Loree Sutton joins us to talk about the Real Warriors Campaign.
- The toll free number of the Real Warriors Campaign is: (866) 966-1020
Caught on Tape
Embattled Illinois Senator Roland Burris, already facing an ethics probe in Congress and a perjury investigation back home, faces new questions after newly released audio tapes show him expressing interest in being appointed to the US Senate. He also offers to donate money to the campaign of then Governor Rod Blagojevic. We'll speak with Clarence Page, syndicated columnist with the Chicago Tribune.
No More Engine Idling
George Pakenham is a Wall Street banker, but he spends his free time knocking on the windows of New York City drivers who are idling their engines. He's trying to enforce a 1971 law that makes it illegal for drivers to idle for more than three minutes, except in certain cases.
Literary critic Steve Almond joins us to discuss a slew of new memoirs in a hot new genre that some are calling "Bad Parenting."
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
How do you liven up Jane Austen's classic romance? Just add zombies! We speak to Seth Grahame-Smith, the author, along with Jane Austen, of the mash-up novel "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies".
Music from the show
- Mercury Program, "Tequesta"
- MMW, "Bloody Oil"
- Fugazi, "Recap Modotti"
- "Rondeau," (Theme to “Masterpiece Theatre”) performed by the London Promenade Orchestra with Eric Hammerstein
- Michael Jackson “Thriller”
- The Hooters, “All You Zombies”
This program aired on May 28, 2009.