The Forgotten WWII Battle, Conservation Dogs
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 176
- May 24, 2019 8:00 pm
- 50:32 mins
The Heart-Tugging Story of WWII’s Forgotten Battle Guest: Mark Obmascik, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, "The Storm on Our Shores" Paul Nabuo Tatsuguchi didn’t fit the mold of a soldier in the Japanese Royal Navy. As a Christian pacifist and licensed American surgeon, he had more in common with his American “enemies” than his Japanese compatriots. Dick Laird, on the other hand, fled to the US Army in a desperate attempt to free himself from the depression-stricken coal mines that he was born into. Neither man wanted to be on Attu Island in May of 1943, thousands of miles from their wives or newborn daughters. But their meeting in the heat of the final days of the battle would affect the lives of thousands. Rescue Dogs Are Sniffing Out Poachers and Endangered Species Guest: Megan Parker, Co-founder & Director of Research, Working Dogs for Conservation Megan Parker is a wildlife biologist and conservation-detection dog expert who has pioneered training methods to use dogs to sniff out and find endangered species, invasive plants, or even illegal poachers, while giving a home to dogs left in shelters.