Friday Rundown: Local Veterans' Stories of the Allied Invasion

Jun 6, 2014

Chief Photographer's Mate Robert F. Sargent took this photograph just as a group of soldiers stepped off a Coast Guard landing craft and headed for the Normandy beaches June 6, 1944.
Credit Chief Photographer's Mate (CPHOM) Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard / Wikipedia/official U.S. Coast Guard photograph

These topics air Friday June 6, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

D-Day Plus 70

We'll mark the 70th anniversary of one of the most historic battles of World War II by talking with three Pittsburgh area veterans who took part in the Allied Invasion of Normandy, known as D-Day, on June 6, 1944. First, we'll speak with Army Veteran Warren Goss who was part of the first wave of the invasion. Then we'll hear from two veterans who were part of the second wave, Michael Vernillo and Ralph Russo.

Ira Flatow

The popular public radio show, "Science Friday" has been heard for nearly 25 years. Its founder and host, Ira Flatow, joins us in studio to talk about how the program got its start and how he became interested in science. And we'll discuss matters of science including the future of space exploration in the U.S. among other topics. 

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