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July 29th Show

In our first hour today, two experts on the International Criminal Court talk about the debate on whether or not war crime tribunals work. Some complain these trials are pointless, while others say that they serve justice and allow victims to come to terms with the atrocities that were committed against them and their neighbors. And later, in our letters segment, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke continues his conversation about the meeting he had with Radovan Karadzic in Belgrade in 1995. And personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston explains whether credit unions or banks are safe havens for your money during these tough economic times.

Most of us have imagined how we would respond when disaster strikes, playing out in our minds what we would or wouldn't do to make it out alive. Journalist Amanda Ripley interviewed survivors from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, as well as survivors of floods, fires, stampedes, and earthquakes. In our second hour, Ripley talks about what people who survived disasters learned from the experience and her new book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes — and Why. And of course we want to hear from you. Have you survived a plane crash, a fire or a flood? What went through your mind at the time and how did you escape?