One Life in Afghanistan and Another at Sea

Oct 10, 2013

This week marks the 12 year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. But war in this country pre-dates the U.S.’s involvement. In his memoir A Fort of Nine Towers, Qais Akbar Omar recounts his life in Kabul, pre-9/11 when Afghanistan was engulfed in civil war and Taliban rule.  Qais recently stopped by our studios to talk about life in war-torn Afghanistan and some of the happier moments.

We'll also hear from Roz Savage. She’s the only woman to ever row across all major oceans - by herself. We’ll talk to Savage about conquering and surviving these trips at sea, and about the environmental lessons she took away from it.


  • Qais Akbar Omar, Author of A Fort of Nine Towers
  • Roz Savage, Ocean Rower, Environmentalist, Author