Friday, May 21, 2010

The Other Wes Moore

Every day we make choices. Sometimes those choices; the friends, the mentors and the teachers, shape our lives in ways we may not realize for years to come. Wes Moore escaped a rough and tumble childhood on the streets of Baltimore, to become a model of achievement. He is a decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader. In 2000, just after he'd been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, he learned about another Wes Moore. That Wes Moore would soon be sentenced to life in prison for killing a police officer. Wes Moore, in his new book The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates truly embodies the words of Robert Frost: "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."

My conversation with Wes Moore:

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