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Thursday 24 June 2010

Personal stories behind the news from all over the world. With Matthew Bannister.

South Korean sailor's father, tackling prejudice in Italy, descent into crack addiction

South Korean father
Chief Petty Officer Park Seok-Won was one of the sailors who died when the South Korean navy ship, the Cheonan, sank in March. An international investigation has concluded that the torpedo which sank it belonged to North Korea, but that's vehemently denied by North Korea. Park Seok-Won's father, the Reverend Park Byung Gyu, tells us about his son, and about his hopes for peace with North Korea.

Fighting prejudice in Italy
How do you break down barriers between immigrants and their local community? A city in north-east Italy is pioneering an initiative which brings together older local people and the children of immigrants. Outlook's Dany Mitzman has been to Bassano del Grappa to see how it works.

Coming back from crack addiction
For more than ten years, Bill Clegg ran a successful New York Literary agency while drinking heavily and taking crack cocaine. One day in 2005, the addiction finally took over and he walked away from his old life, spending all his time and money doing the drug. He tells us how he hit rock bottom, but then started the slow journey to recovery. "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man" is published by Random House.



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