Marisa Peñaloza http://wcqs.org en 25 Years After Spill, Alaska Town Struggles Back From 'Dead Zone' http://wcqs.org/post/25-years-after-spill-alaska-town-struggles-back-dead-zone <em>On March 24, 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into the pristine water. At the time, it was the single biggest spill in U.S. history. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 15704 at http://wcqs.org 25 Years After Spill, Alaska Town Struggles Back From 'Dead Zone' Filling The Gaps For Veterans With Bad Discharges http://wcqs.org/post/filling-gaps-veterans-bad-discharges Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>All this week on MORNING EDITION we've been hearing about veterans we don't usually discuss, people who served in the military and then left with a less than honorable discharge. Even if they saw combat, veterans with bad paper, as it's called, do not get the healthcare or benefits accorded to most vets.<p>Now, you can say that it's their fault, except that in many cases the misconduct seems to be a product of the trauma of their service. Many veterans suffer from PTSD or drug and alcohol abuse, or they find themselves homeless. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:22:00 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 11638 at http://wcqs.org Path To Reclaiming Identity Steep For Vets With 'Bad Paper' http://wcqs.org/post/path-reclaiming-identity-steep-vets-bad-paper When Michael Hartnett was getting kicked out of the U.S. Marine Corps, he was too deep into post-traumatic stress disorder, drugs and alcohol to care as his battalion commander explained to the young man that his career was ending, and ending badly.<p>"Do you understand what I'm saying to you, son? It's going to be six and a kick," Hartnett recalls the commander telling him.<p>The "six" was an expected six months of hard labor in the brig. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:07:00 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 11583 at http://wcqs.org Path To Reclaiming Identity Steep For Vets With 'Bad Paper' To '60s Civil Rights Hero, Math Is Kids' Formula For Success http://wcqs.org/post/60s-civil-rights-hero-math-kids-formula-success Bob Moses is 78, but he has the same probing eyes you see behind thick black glasses in photos from 50 years ago when he worked as a civil rights activist in Mississippi. The son of a janitor, Moses was born and raised in Harlem. He's a Harvard-trained philosopher and a veteran teacher.<p>He started a math training program — the Algebra Project — with a MacArthur "Genius Grant" 30 years ago. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 5754 at http://wcqs.org To '60s Civil Rights Hero, Math Is Kids' Formula For Success