African Americans who fought for their country in Vietnam often experienced in the ranks the racism their families endured back home. While white and black soldiers were unified in battle, that bond broke down back in camp.
Plus: Native Americans fought in Vietnam in greater numbers relative to their population than any other group. We hear testimony of Native Americans who fought for the U.S. on foreign soil.
Also: In the highlands of Vietnam, the indigenous Montagnards fought alongside American soldiers who admired their skill and loyalty. But when Saigon fell, most of them were left behind. Where are the Montagnards today, and what can we learn from their history?
Availble: PRX, AudioPort, Download
Length: 1 Hour
“As the public radio audience ages, it’s critical that we bring new, younger listeners to our stations. Café Chill is the type of programming that attracts this highly desirable group to your station.”
Sound Beat is a daily, 90 second program
highlighting the holdings of the Syracuse University Libraries’ Belfer Audio Archive, one of the largest sound archives in the United States.
Each episode features a recording from the Archive, and an entertaining historical backstory.
The recordings feature popular music performances – old favorites, rare gems, and some never heard before… from Cab Calloway to the castrated stars of Italian opera, you’ll hear it all on the Sound Beat!
Sound Beat episodes also feature speeches and spoken word performances from some of the great thinkers, political figures and luminaries from the late 19th and early- to mid-20th centuries – people like Thomas Edison, George Bernard Shaw, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, and Theodore Roosevelt.
For more information visit Sound Beat’s program listing.
Ozark Highlands Radio is a FREE hour-long public radio program that features live musical performances recorded at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas.
With archival recordings from native Ozark musicians to the contemporary Roots/Old Time performers of today, Ozark Highlands Radio explores the history, tradition and current trends in traditional and modern acoustic music.
Recent programs have featured:
- Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives
- A. J. Croce
- The Savoy Family Cajun Band
In addition, “Feature Host” segments take listeners on a musical journey with historians, authors and personalities who explore the people, stories and history of the Ozark region.
- 40 original programs per year
- A combination of well-known performers and emerging artists provides listeners with a mix of discovery and familiarity.
- Superior quality recordings and mixes of live performances
- Insight and discovery of new places, people and history with “Feature Host” segments
- Fund Drive show available with promotional materials (OHR hats etc…) for affiliate stations to send donors as thank you gifts for support.
For more information, visit our PROGRAM PAGE.
What is UnderCurrents WEEKEND?
It’s a music show – Discover new music, meet up-and-coming artists at music festivals, visit backstage with stars.
It’s a travel show – Visit far away lands like Cuba or Costa Rica, or nearby getaways like National Parks.
It’s a food show – Find new restaurants and pubs, tour colorful markets and farms, plus cooking tips and recipes.
It’s about people – Meet interesting people and unusual characters pursuing their passion, or just out having fun on the weekend.
It’s diverse – it explores Hispanic, Native American, Asian, and African-American cultures and music.
It’s fun! – it’s what we do on the weekends – movies, restaurants, camping, hiking, beaches, going out, staying home…..
For more information, visit our program listing.