Week of March 2, 2014
Segment 1: Bringing Nazi Scientists to America
First, it was Area 51 about America’s top-secret military testing site. Now, bestselling author Annie Jacobsen exposes the dark secrets of Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America. The law stated that no Nazis were allowed into the U.S. after the War, but 1600 German scientists and engineers were given government contracts - many of them hard-core Nazi ideologues.
“This was a very complicated, very dark, and at times very nefarious program involving men who were far from “good” German scientists.”
Segment 2: Growing up On Hitler's Mountain
Irmgard Hunt, On Hitler's Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood grew up in the shadow of Adolf Hitler's alpine headquarters in Berchtesgaden, Germany. As a child she watched the rise and fall of the Third Reich, joined the Hitler Youth and lost her father in the war. Now as an adult, she looks back on her childhood and the crimes of her country.
Week of February 23, 2014
Segment 1: Emmy Award Winning Newscaster - Hattie Kauffman
The first Native American journalist to file a national broadcast, Hattie Kauffman, “Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming” won four Emmy awards during her more than two decades as a national correspondent. Her memoir describes the day her world came crashing down and how she had to face the ghosts of childhood she thought she’d left behind.
MG Show thanks the NABI Foundation for their support. A national 501 (c) (3) non-profit committed to serving our Native American youth by implementing programs that encourage higher education, health & wellness and community building.
“In an alcoholic home, things just don’t make sense … bills don’t get paid, and so, for instance, the utilities would get shut off, nobody would go shopping, we would go to school when we thought it was time to go to school.”
Segment 2: Creating Room to Read
John Wood left a lucrative position with Microsoft to start a charity that would bring schools and libraries to underprivileged kids in developing countries as told in his bestseller Leaving Microsoft to Change the World. As a follow-on to that, Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy describes the charity he created and the challenges and victories his team have faced in getting books and a better life to hundreds of thousands of kids.