This weekly one-hour radio show brings you personal tales behind the news headlines.
On this week’s programme: The widely revered civil society leader Sombath Somphone is believed to have been abducted in Laos in 2012. We'll hear from his wife, who is still haunted by her husband's disappearance. We'll also hear how tenants in Berlin are fighting back against rent hikes. And the heated debate in Italy over whether Roma people should be given public housing.
On this week's show: This month marks the 50th anniversary of The Troubles. We'll hear the story of a boy from Northern Ireland who was shot — and later befriended the soldier who pulled the trigger. And in New Delhi, people from Kashmir are growing increasingly worried about their families after India scrapped Kashmir's special status. Plus: making the outdoors accessible to minorities in the US.
Richard Moore was 10 years old when he was blinded by a rubber bullet in Northern Ireland in 1972. Charles Innes is the British soldier who pulled the trigger. After years of hatred and bitterness, Richard reached out to the soldier who shot him as a young boy. Nearly 50 years on from the start of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, Colm Flynn has this unlikely story of forgiveness and friendship.
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