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In honor of Memorial Day, we hear from Maximilian Uriarte, an artist, a storyteller and an Iraq War veteran. He started a comic strip while on active duty in the Marine Corps called “Terminal Lance.”

Then, an American kid with roots in Japan fights for the U.S. in WWII.

Closer to home, a celebrity photographer has turned his lens on the homeless in West Hollywood.

Finally, why Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill.

Photo Credit: Spc. Luke Thornberry, U.S. Army

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Laura Swisher
Sarah Sweeney

'White Donkey:' A Graphic Novel About a Marine, Written and Illustrated By a Marine 14 MIN, 33 SEC

Maximilian Uriarte is an artist, a storyteller and an Iraq War veteran. He started a comic strip while on active duty in the Marine Corps called “Terminal Lance.” It became popular among Marines, and prompted Uriarte to launch a Kickstarter project to fund a full graphic novel. Terminal Lance: The White Donkey was recently published by Little Brown, and it’s the first graphic novel about the Iraq War written and illustrated by a veteran.

Guests:
Maximilian Uriarte, artist and creator of “Terminal Lance” (@TLCplMax)

The White Donkey

Maximilian Uriarte

'Midnight in Broad Daylight' 15 MIN, 16 SEC

Harry was a typical American kid growing up in Washington state in the 1920s. He was brash and rebellious, sure of his own immortality, into sports and girls and doing the opposite of what his parents wanted him to do. Harry Fukuhara was also Japanese, and as he grew his two cultures - American and Japanese - were sometimes at odds, and then literally at war during World War II. Harry would be ripped from his life in Los Angeles and imprisoned in an internment camp by American authorities. He would be recruited as an intelligence analyst by the Army while he was interned. And he would fight for the Americans against the Japanese army, ever fearful that his three brothers would meet him on the opposite side of the battle field. A new book tells his story.

Guests:
Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, historian and author

Midnight in Broad Daylight

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

Celebrity Photographer Turns His Lens on LA's Homeless 13 MIN, 23 SEC

Martin Schoeller is a photographer best known for his celebrity portraits. His signature portraits are extreme closeups. He calls them hyper-detailed, and they reveal every hair and pore. He’s taken pictures of celebrities such as Bill Clinton, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro, and his work appears in glossy magazines including Vogue, Time and The New Yorker. His latest project, however, is different. He has been photographing homeless people in Los Angeles and posting the images to Instagram.

Guests:
Martin Schoeller, The New Yorker

Alexander Hamilton Will Remain on the $10 Bill 8 MIN, 44 SEC

The US Treasury has announced that civil war era freedom fighter Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. And in other currency news, Alexander Hamilton, who was going to be replaced on the $10 bill, is staying put. How much did the popularity of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” sway the decision to keep Hamilton on the ten-spot? Apparently Jack Lew and the Treasury Department had faced opposition from the show’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, a recent Pulitzer Prize-winner, and furor from the musical’s fans.

Guests:
Mike Schlitt, contributor, 'Press Play' (@schlitthappenz)

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