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Radio Chronicles - May 7, 2006

What do James Brown, Martha and the Vandellas, the Rolling Stones, and a stay-at-home mom in Berkeley have in common? They all contribute to a special Radio Chronicles mix on the Vietnam Era featuring story tellers from Stagebridge, the nation's oldest senior theater company. The Vietnam War, a cataclysm that reminds us in some ways of the raging, seemingly endless quagmire in Iraq. Vietnam, set against the background of the Cold War, spawned a culture of resistance to militarism and imperialism and, its flipside, the neglect of human priorities at home. And communities of color became hotbeds of protest as the reality of racism and economic oppression became starkly juxtaposed against heavy losses of young men sent out to kill a foreign "enemy" that had never called them derogatory hateful names.

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