A proposal to rebuild Afghanistan's Buddhas. A man determined to swim the length of the Columbia River. And a slew of corporate executives headed up a river of their own. These are just a handful of stories covered this year on Talk of the Nation. Join host Neal Conan for an update on where they are now.
Christian Manhart - Buddha statues update
*Asia Program Specialist for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in Munich, Germany
Don George - Bali economy / tourism update
*Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications, based in Oakland, Calif.
Josh White - sniper investigation
*Washington Post Metro reporter who's been covering the sniper investigation from the beginning
Andrew Ross Sorkin - corporate scandal update
*Business reporter for the New York Times
Tali Taperberg - Israeli -
*owns small travel agency in Jerusalem
Saed Saify - Palestinian Muslim in Ramallah
Christopher Swain - Columbia River swimmer