July 27th Show

The role of a military wife. i

Sergeant Brian Deeds hugs his wife Nicole and daughter Clara after returning from Afghanistan.  In our first hour, military wives talk about the challenges of dealing with their spouse's deployments. Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images hide caption

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The role of a military wife.

Sergeant Brian Deeds hugs his wife Nicole and daughter Clara after returning from Afghanistan.  In our first hour, military wives talk about the challenges of dealing with their spouse's deployments.

Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images

Military Wives
The generals lead the war effort on the battlefield.  At home, it's often military spouses who fight for significant cultural changes in the military.  Suzie Schwartz is married to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force and played a key role in changing the way military families welcome home those killed in combat.   Alison Buckholtz, author of Standing By: The Making of the American Family in a Time of War, and Suzie Schwartz, wife of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, discuss how military spouses act as agents of change in the culture of the military.

POV Presumed Guilty
In December 2005, Tono Zuniga was picked up by police in Mexico, charged with murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.  But Zuniga knew nothing about the murder and had eyewitnesses who put him somewhere else at the time of the crime.  A new documentary film exposes a criminal justice system that too often assumes guilt rather than innocence.  Presumed Guilty begins airing tonight on PBS stations across the country as part of the POV series.  The film was made by acclaimed director Geoffrey Smith and two young lawyers, Roberto Hernandez and Layda Negrete,  who worked to free Zuniga.  Tony Cox talks to Geoffrey Smith and Roberto Hernandez about the film.

AIDS Conference Update
AIDS researchers announced a major advance last week in the fight against the spread of HIV: a new gel that may cut a woman's risk of contracting the virus in half. Many of the 20,000 participants at the global conference in Vienna fear the global recession will mean less funding for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.  But a number of positive developments suggest new methods to fight the deadly virus are more promising than ever. Science Magazine correspondent Jon Cohen and global health researcher Steffanie Strathdee round-up the most significant news from the conference, and talk about why conference organizers took a stand against the war on drugs.

Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill has carefully crafted a reputation for playing memorable characters in not-quite-slapstick comedies.  The actor and comedian played the creepy kid at the eBay store in The 40-Year Old Virgin, and a man on a mission to end his high school career on a high note in Superbad. Hill talks about his two new roles: In Get Him to the Greek, he's a record company intern assigned to accompany an out-of-control British rock star to the first stop on a major comeback tour. And in Cyrus, he plays the brooding, bottled-up menacing son from hell, terrorizing his mom's new boyfriend.

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