Looking Back at 2002

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



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