Re:sound #165 The Enemies To Friends Show (originally aired 2012)

Re:sound #165 The Enemies To Friends Show (originally aired 2012)

This hour: people who start out as bitter enemies and end up in places you could never predict. The Rabbi and the KKK by Anna Sussman (Snap Judgement, 2011) When Rabbi Michael Weisser moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, self-avowed anti-semite Larry Trap was determined to make an enemy out of him. And he tried really hard. But despite his best efforts, he just couldn’t do it. Two Enemies, One Heart by Mignon Aylen with Jonathan Groubert (The State We’re In, 2011) Zoom out on any war and you’ll see a tragic picture. The first Persian gulf war was no exception. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost and countless atrocities were committed. But zoom in, and in the midst of all the darkness you’re sure to find pockets of breath-taking bravery and compassion. Such was the case with the two soldiers in Two Enemies, One Heart. Mary Johnson and Oshea Isreal Jasmyn Belcher (Morning Edition, 2011) Mary and Oshea refelct on their relationship in this short but powerful story of unlikely friendship and remarkable forgiveness. Their story was recorded for the national oral history project, StoryCorps.