10th anniversary of Afghanistan war marked today America's longest war reaches the 10 year mark August 7, 2011. The war, started by President George W. Bush, continues under President Barack Obama, who has set an end-of-2014 deadline for withdrawal of most US troops. A foreign correspondent who has reported from Afghanistan for more than 25 years joins Midday to analyze the prospects for a stable and peaceful Aghanistan.11:00 a.m.
Jonathan Landay: National security and intelligence correspondet, McClatchy newspapers. Has reported on Afghanistan and Pakistan since 1985 for UPI, the Christian Science Monitor and McClatchy.
Remembering civil rights hero Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth A giant in the civil rights movement that many people did not know, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth died Wednesday in Birmingham at the age of 89. He was beaten, bombed and jailed dozens of times during an adult lifetime fighting for, and preaching for, civil rights for black Americans. Listen to a 1998 conversation with Gary Eichten in the MPR studios.12:00 p.m.
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth: Civil rights activist and minister. Co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Activist for racial and social justice in Birmingham, Alabama and Cincinnati, Ohio. Born March 18, 1922 and died October 5, 2011.