A marine remembers Tehran, children of TPS holders bring stories to stage, ISIS bride asks to come home to UK

February 14, 2019

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Ken Kraus receives a medal in front of an airplane

Many Americans remember the Iranian Revolution in 1979 for the storming of the US embassy and the hostage crisis that followed. That, however, was not the first time the embassy in Tehran was breached by protesters. The first time was on Valentine's Day in 1979. Marco Werman speaks with Ken Kraus, a sergeant in the Marine detachment protecting the embassy that day, about what he witnessed.

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Courtesy of Ken Kraus

Vice President Mike Pence criticizing US allies criticized US allies — Britain, France and Germany — for taking the wrong approach toward Iran in Poland. And a Marine remembers this day in 1979 when the US embassy in Tehran was breached by protesters. Plus a play staged in Washington by the children of immigrants who've been protected by TPS, or Temporary Protected Status.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Portal
Artist: Bixiga 70
Label: Glitterbeat Records
Song: Blur
Artist: Minco Eggersman & Theodoor Borger
Label: Butler Records
Artist: Nickodemus
Label: Wonderwheel Recordings
Song: Bad Hombre
Artist: Antonio Sanchez
Label: Camjazz

Stories in this Edition

A Marine remembers Tehran

Many Americans remember the Iranian Revolution in 1979 for the storming of the US embassy and the hostage crisis that followed. That, however, was not the first time the embassy in Tehran was breached by protesters. The first time was on Valentine's Day in 1979. Marco Werman speaks with Ken Kraus, a sergeant in the Marine detachment protecting the embassy that day, about what he witnessed.