Sebastian Junger, author and founder of RISC

Sebastian Junger knows chance. As author of the book-then-movie “The Perfect Storm”, Junger first became widely known for his terrifically reported and heartbreaking tale of New England fisherman who got lost at sea — A once in a generation storm. Junger also knows danger. He and his colleague Tim Hetherington produced the award-winning and Oscar-nominated documentary “Restrepro,” which reported on the perils of US soldiers based in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Sadly, he also knows loss. Hetherington was killed last year while reporting on the conflict in Libya. Now Junger, one of our times greatest storytellers of drama and danger, is trying to make sure the next wave of journalists know how to protect themselves — from chance, danger and loss. He has started RISC — Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues and he joins us now. (Originally broadcast 6-30-12 on The John Batchelor Show)

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