ANNE GARRELS’ empathy for those whose lives have been shattered by war led her to areas of conflict many times. Prior to joining NPR in 1988 she served as ABC’S Moscow Bureau chief covering a very cold war, until she was expelled in 1982. She was then the network’s lead correspondent in Central America. For NPR she reported on Bosnia, Tienanmen Square, Isreal, the first Gulf War, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Kosovo and served 8 years in Iraq — one of 16 American reporters to stay for the US bombing in 2003. In the three decades since the break-up of the Soviet Union she regularly spent time in the former Soviet republic’s and authored “Putin Country – A Journey into the Real Russia.”