We talk to S. Brian Willson who put his body in front of a train carrying illegal weapons to the Nicaraguan Contras — and the train ran over him. It all went down in the California bay area, at the Concord Naval Weapons Station, in the fall of 1987.
When the train deliberately ran Brian down, he lost the right fontal lobe of his brain and both his legs. Three days later, ten thousand people showed up and munition shipments were delayed for a loooonnnnng time.
There’s a new movie about Brian Willson called, Paying the Price for Peace.
We play clips from the movie and talk to Brian about his life as a pacifist and anti-war activist who has lived with a severe disability for 29 years.
Adrienne Lauby, Shelley Berman & Josh Elwood co-host.
Audio editing by Sheela Gunn-Cushman. Produced by Adrienne Lauby.