On their way home Tuesday from Afghanistan, Army Staff Sgts. Fred Hilliker and Robert O'Hair were not happy that they and some other soldiers had been charged $200 each because they each had four bags. The airline ended up collecting $2,800, according to the soldiers, meaning slightly less than half the 34 soldiers traveling in the group were charged.
They thought the Army's contract with Delta Air Lines allowed for four free bags. Delta said it's contract allows for three free bags for soldiers flying in coach; four for those in first or business classes.
Former U.S. secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, delivers a speech at the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences on April 3, 2007 in Beijing, China. Kissinger joins Ted Koppel and host Neal Conan in today's second hour to discuss the challenges and opportunities of China today.
Brad Paisley doesn't possess the most distinctive voice in country music, and his guitar solos exude a lot of arena-friendly rock 'n' roll flashiness. But he's become a huge country star on the basis of just this combination of aw-shucks ordinariness and ostentatious skill.
The Dallas Mavericks beat the Miami Heat 86-83 to take game four of the NBA finals Tuesday night. The teams are now tied at two games each in the best-of-seven series. Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and Texas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson have waged on the NBA finals between their home state teams. Host Michel Martin speaks with Wilson and Johnson about their wager.
Host Michel Martin has a "Wisdom Watch" conversation with Connie Chung, whose award-winning broadcast news career began in 1969. Chung is the first Asian and the second woman to become a nightly news anchor at a major network. She talks about rising in a field where women and minorities were discriminated against. She also reflects on her mistakes, controversial interviews, and desire to make something of the "Chung" family name.
Host Michel Martin and Judy Bradford of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health discuss the report's findings and the LGBT community's most prevalent health issues. Demographer Gary Gates also joins the conversation. He is debunking famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey's claim that 10% of males in the U.S. are gay. He talks about this percentage, the real number of America's LGBT people, and challenges to gathering accurate data.