To The Best of Our Knowledge
from Wisconsin Public Radio
Jonathan Kaplan is a field doctor who travels to war
zones around the world. He treats people who've been shot or maimed.
Many of his patients die on the operating table. In this hour of
To the Best of Our Knowledge what war looks like from the inside.
Also singer/songwriter Steve Earle talks about political music and
his controversial album "Jerusalem.
||New York Times reporter Chris Hedges
was a war correspondent for 15 years. He tells Anne Strainchamps
why war is addictive and describes the sort of scenes that
left him with post traumatic stress disorder. His book is
"War Is A Force that Gives Us Meaning."
| Also, Steve Earle has been Nashville's
bad boy for years. But he keeps making and selling records.
He talks with Steve Paulson about his controversial new album,
"Jerusalem," and his opposition to war in Iraq.
||Gabe Hudson was a Marine Reservist
whose unit served in the Gulf War. Hudson himself didn't see
combat, but based on his friends' war stories, Hudson has
written a book of surreal short stories. Hudson talks about
his book, "Dear Mr. President" with Steve Paulson.
Also, we hear a brief reading from our next author, and a
bit of Monty Python.
|Jonathan Kaplan is a surgeon who
specializes in emergency field treatment. "Groups like
"Doctors without Borders" send him to war zones
all over the world. He tells Jim Fleming about some of his
experiences in Africa and with the Turkish and Iraqi Kurds.
His memoir is called "The Dressing Station: A Surgeon's
Chronicle of War and Medicine."
Cassette copies are available
at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 03-03-16-A.
- Chris Hedges, War is a Force that Gives
Us Meaning (Public Affairs)
- Gabe Hudson, Dear Mr. President (Knopf)
- Jonathan Kaplan, The Dressing Station: A
Surgeon's Chronicle of War and Medicine (Grove)
- Steve Earle, "John Walker's Blues," "Jerusalem,"
and "Amerika vs. 6.0" from the album "Jerusalem"
- Steve Earle, Transcendental Blues (Artemis Records)
- Cassandra Wilson, "BlackCrow" & "Estrellas"
from the album "Blue Light Til Dawn"
- Chet Baker, "Alone Together" from the
album "Deep in a Dream" (Capitol)
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