A fragile truce in Syria appears to be crumbling after new airstrikes in Aleppo. More than 100 migrants are reported drowned after a boat capsizes off the Egyptian coast. And the U.S. allows Boeing to sell passenger planes to Iran. A panel of journalists joins guest host Amy Walter for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
In 2004, four Latino high school students won an underwater robotics competition sponsored by NASA and the Office of Naval Research. With little funding or experience, they beat out a field of college teams, including one from MIT. It was a classic underdog story with a made-for-Hollywood ending. In fact, a major motion picture recounting their victory will be released later this week. Yet, the reality was much more complicated. The teenagers from Phoenix lived in the United States illegally. Though clearly talented, they faced a future with limited options. A new book called “Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream” tells their story.
- Oscar Vazquez member of the 2004 Carl Hayden Community High School underwater robotics team
- Joshua Davis contributing editor at Wired, a co-founder of Epic magazine, and author of "The Underdog"
- Fredi Lajvardi program director for the Center for Marine Science at Carl Hayden Community High School
- Lorenzo Santillan member of the 2004 Carl Hayden Community High School underwater robotics team
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Excerpted from “Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream.” Copyright 2014 by Joshua Davis. Republished with permission from FSG Books. All Rights Reserved.
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