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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.
The late 1960s were a time of social upheaval in the West and, perhaps fittingly, the era that gave birth to one of the most famous peace protests of all time: Woodstock. The "three days of peace and music" left an indelible mark on the American political psyche and also on its musical soul, changing the way people experience music. 50 years on, Maya Mitter met up with someone who was there.
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