Fifty years later, babies in Vietnam are still being born disabled by U.S.-sprayed Agent Orange. We hear what’s being done to take responsibility. PLUS: a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies analyzes the deep roots and eternal impacts of poverty in the U.S. We talk with Phyllis Bennis. With host Kris Welch.
It was the 1960s ” and throughout the United States, opposition to the War in Vietnam was growing. The Draft forced young men to make a choice about their own participation in the war. And many chose to resist. Over the course of the war, 2.6 million went to fight in Vietnam. More than 15 … Continued
Robert Olen Butler, author of the novel “Perfume River,” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. Robert Olen Butler is the author of several novels and short story collections. His collection, “A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain” won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The author of sixteen novels and six collections of short stories, his best-known works focus on the legacy of Vietnam, either looking at the war itself or on its aftermath in Vietnam and in America.
The Vietnam War came to an end in 1975. But another battle is brewing — as Obama has launched a decade of commemoration — and that is over how the war is to be remembered. Was it a noble cause that was poorly executed? Or was the war itself immoral? And when we look at … Continued
A big, important new book about one year in U.S. history that changed everything: 1969-1970. Author Clara Bingham and your phoned-in questions. With host Kris Welch.
Violence has increased in Palestine: we look at the causes, and the future. Plus: peace activism was successful in ending the Vietnam War over 40 years ago. Now activists write about how they did it. AND:how the sharing economy is ripping you off. With host Kris Welch.