As he rose through the ranks, Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Faris saw his marriage to his wife, Lisa, slowly unravel. In 2009, the two decided to try to make their marriage work. Now they tour the country, sharing the lessons they've learned with troops. Originally broadcast on May 10, 2012.
Memorial Day marks the start of barbecue season for many backyard grillers. Host Michel Martin gets some tips for how to grill it up. She checks in with rockabilly singer Ruby Dee, author of Ruby's Juke Joint Americana Cookbook.
The Associated Press recently reported on the growing numbers of veterans filing new disability claims after returning from war. Close to one out of two veterans who've served in Iraq or Afghanistan have now filed disability claims for service-related injuries — more than double the rate of previous wars. Marilynn Marchione of the AP offers her insight.
We hear from veterans about their memories of those who died in combat. Stories are from Jill Knappenberger, who served in the American Red Cross during World War II; former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam veteran; and Butch Bracknell, an Afghanistan and Iraq serviceman.
Courts may have to decide if North Carolina localities that offer domestic partner benefits to employees must cease the practice, now that voters have passed a statewide ban on same-sex marriage. Those receiving the benefits also are unsure whether they will continue.
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