Alex Hohl came back to his family home in Framingham last Saturday from his second tour in Afghanistan with the Marines. His mother Patricia Hohl shares her happiness, but also concern about what comes next.
Three veterans from Vermont to Florida to California share their stories as part of our special veterans coverage.
Many Iraqis worked side by side with American soldiers during the war in Iraq. Now they face threats of retaliation by Iraqis who see the translators as traitors working for the US.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for March 16, 2012. Artists featured are: Bill Frisell, Kaki King, Boubacar Traore, Baaba Maal, Mansour Seck.
James Davey did two tours in Iraq as an army medic and in order to keep sane, he said, he told himself that every day would be his last.
One of the most misunderstood aspects of homecoming is post-traumatic stress disorder. Anchor Marco Werman asks David Stone to separate fact from fiction and a former Marine shares his story of attempted suicide.
Jason Moon is an Iraq vet and folk singer. He recorded his album “Trying to Find My Way Home” as a way to understand his battle with PTSD.
Women have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts in unprecedented numbers. Both in deployment and at home, female veterans face challenges that their male counterparts don’t.
To be at SXSW is to know you’re missing out on a lot of good music. Fortunately the music you do see makes up for the difference, and very often it’s the unexpected showcases, the things that weren’t on your radar until that very moment, that end up being the highlights of your experience [...]
A year ago Syrian school children sparked a revolution by writing anti-regime graffiti on their school walls. Many fled with their families to Turkey. Reporter Marine Olivesi went to one school along the Turkish-Syrian border to find out how the students there are coping in exile.
The Guardian newspaper has brought to light what appear to be thousands of authentic emails from Syrian president Bashar al Assad, his wife Asma and other regime insiders.
China’s government often says that democracy isn’t appropriate for a Chinese Confucian culture. But Chinese pro-democracy activists in Taiwan say democracy works just fine there. The World’s Mary Kay Magistad has the story.
Researchers there say heavy backpacks worn by many kids these days can lead to back pain. The study says this is especially true for girls.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for March 15, 2012. Artists featured are: Rouge, Toubab Krewe, Mario Grigorov, Afrolicious, Kaya Project.