Graham Smith http://whqr.org en U.S. Pacifies An Afghan Village, But Will It Stay That Way? http://whqr.org/post/us-pacifies-afghan-village-will-it-stay-way When my NPR colleague Tom Bowman and I visited the southern Afghan district of Arghandab in the fall of 2009, we headed out on patrol with the U.S. Stryker battalion. We soon found ourselves <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120314837">in the middle of a firefight.</a> A U.S. vehicle was blown up and two Americans were killed in an <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120350672">attack that was all too common at the time.</a><p>Tom and I recently went back to Arghandab as part of a monthlong trip to Afghanistan. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:54:00 +0000 Graham Smith 38936 at http://whqr.org U.S. Pacifies An Afghan Village, But Will It Stay That Way? Thomas Jefferson's Vegetable Garden: A Thing Of Beauty And Science http://whqr.org/post/thomas-jeffersons-vegetable-garden-thing-beauty-and-science When you listen to <em>All Things Considered</em> host <a href="http://www.npr.org/people/134002977/melissa-block">Melissa Block</a>'s story about Thomas Jefferson's garden, you'll hear how he cared about putting peas on the table and sharing seeds with his friends. He also set loftier goals for his vegetable garden: Monticello's south-facing expanse was a living laboratory for a lifelong tinkerer and almost obsessive record keeper. Thu, 10 May 2012 19:21:00 +0000 Graham Smith 16166 at http://whqr.org Thomas Jefferson's Vegetable Garden: A Thing Of Beauty And Science The Osprey: Good Reviews, But A Costly Program http://whqr.org/post/osprey-good-reviews-costly-program Over three decades, the U.S. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 18:34:00 +0000 Graham Smith 1499 at http://whqr.org The Osprey: Good Reviews, But A Costly Program