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Shared Weight: The Gilchrest Brothers

vietnamMay 29, 2017 – Segment 2

We listened in to the moving and inspirational story of The Gilchrest Brothers: former Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest, his brothers Jeffrey and Alan who served with him in Viet Nam, their brother Richard who served in the Navy, and Clifford, who remained home to teach. We join the brothers as they reflect on how their worldviews and personal lives were affected by that conflict.


Shared Weight: Visions of War, Dreams of Peace

May 29, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted an episodes from our series Shared Weight, featuring the voices of men and women who served in the Viet Nam War.

We listened in to the segment M*A*S*H 1969 – Visions of War, Dreams of Peace. We heard the compelling stories of poet George Evans and the late author and nurse Lynda Van Devanter. First, in a tale that could have come straight out of the movie and TV series M*A*S*H, Evans relayed his experience as an Air Force medic who became the first soldier to defeat his court martial. We then heard the powerful and heart-wrenching story of Van Devanter, who served as a surgical nurse in 1969 and 1970, and whose memoir Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam inspired the 1980’s hit TV series China Beach.

Shared Weight: Artists Born of War

vietnam-kids-300x242May 25, 2015 – Segment 1

We listen to another episode of our documentary series about the Vietnam War, Shared Weight. We hear Artists Born of War, where artists and writers from all sides of the Vietnam War reveal how that conflict influenced – and maybe even birthed – their work. Featured authors include: Tim O’Brien (The Things They Carried); Bao Ninh (The Sorrow of War); and Wayne Karlin (Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam).


Shared Weight: M*A*S*H 1969 – Visions of War, Dreams of Peace

mashJuly 24, 2014 – Segment 3

We listen to another episode of our documentary series about the Vietnam War, Shared Weight. Today it’s M*A*S*H 1969-Visions of War, Dreams of Peace. We hear the compelling stories of poet George Evans and the late author Linda Van Devanter. In a tale that could have come straight out of the movie and TV series M*A*S*H, Evans relays his experience as an Air Force medic who became the first soldier to defeat his court martial. And then we hear the powerful and heart-wrenching story of Van Devanter, who served as a surgical nurse in 1969 and 1970, and whose memoirHome Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam inspired the 1980’s hit TV series China Beach.

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Shared Weight: Artists Born of War

vietnam kidsJuly 24, 2014 – Segment 2

We listen to another episode of our documentary series about the Vietnam War, Shared Weight. We hear Artists Born of War, where artists and writers from all sides of the Vietnam War reveal how that conflict influenced – and maybe even birthed – their work. Featured authors include: Tim O’Brien (The Things They Carried); Bao Ninh (The Sorrow of War); and Wayne Karlin (Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam).

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Shared Weight: The Gilchrest Brothers

vietnamJuly 23, 2014 – Segment 3

We listen in to a special broadcast of another episode of our documentary about the Vietnam WarShared Weight. In this episode, The Gilchrest Brothers, you will hear the heart-rendering story of the Gilchrest brothers: former Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest, his brothers Jeffrey and Alan who served with him in Vietnam, their brother Richard who served in the Navy, and Clifford, who remained home to teach. We join the brothers as they reflect on how their world views and personal lives were affected by that conflict.

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Shared Weight: Woody Curry’s Journal

woody curryJuly 21, 2014 – Segment 3

We continue listening back to our series on the Vietnam American War, Shared Weight. In this segment, we meet Woody Curry, a veteran from the Baltimore ghetto, who talks about how he survived the despair of war and transformed himself.


Shared Weight: Wandering Souls Part One

warJuly 21, 2014 – Segment 2

We listen back to our series on the Vietnam American War, Shared Weight. Two young soldiers meet on a jungle trail, one lives, one dies. Their fates are connected for 40 years. This is the story of Homer Steedly, and the journal of the young soldier he killed.

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Shared Weight: The Gilchrest Brothers – How Five Brothers Were Impacted By The War

The Gilchrest BrothersMay 7, 2014 – Segment 3

We bring you the deeply emotional and inspiring story of the five Gilchrest brothers, four of whom were actively involved with the War but who had never discussed it among themselves before our interview. Listen in as former congressman Wayne Gilchrest and his four brothers – Jeffrey, AlanRichard, and Clifford – reflect on how they were affected by the war and how their views of the world evolved in the years hence. Part of our acclaimed documentary series, Shared Weight: The Fall of Saigon, 30 Years Later.

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Shared Weight: Wandering Souls – US Viet Nam Veteran Meets Family of Young Soldier He Killed

Homer SteedlyMay 7, 2014 – Segment 2

Two young soldiers meet on a jungle trail in Viet Nam. One lives, one dies, and their fates are connected for over 40 years. This is the story of Homer Steedly, and the journal of the young soldier he killed. Wandering Souls is a story of patriotism, mysticism, remorse, and redemption. This is part of our acclaimed documentary series, Shared Weight: The Fall of Saigon, 30 Years Later.

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Shared Weight: Mash 1969 – Visions of War, Dreams of Peace

Lynda Van DevanterMay 6, 2014 – Segment 2

We broadcast another segment of our series on the Viet Nam War, Shared Weight: The Fall of Saigon, 30 Years Later. This segment is called Mash 1969 – Visions of War, Dreams of PeaceWe turn to the stories of two writers: poet George Evans, who served as an Air Force medic and was the first soldier in Vietnam to defeat his court martial, in a tale that could have come straight out of M*A*S*H; and the late Lynda Van Devanter, an Army surgical nurse in 1969 and 1970, whose memoir Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam inspired the TV hit series China Beach.

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Shared Weight: The Fall of Saigon, 30 Years Later – Woody’s Journey

Shared Weight - Woody's JourneyMay 5, 2014 – Segment 4

We close out Monday’s show with another special archive edition from our acclaimed series Shared Weight: The Fall of Saigon, 30 Years LaterToday we  feature the inspirational story of Vietnam vet and addiction recovery counselor Woody CurryWoody’s Journey 

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Shared Weight: The Artist Born Of War

Bao NinhNovember 15, 2013 – Segment 2

Artists reveal how their work was born of war. Featured are authors Tim O’Brien (“The Things They Carried”), Bao Ninh (The Sorrow of War), and Wayne Karlin (Crossover, Lost Armies).

 

 

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Shared Weight: MASH 1969 – Visions of War, Dreams of Peace

georgeevansJune 13, 2013 – Hour 2

We turn to the stories of two writers: poet George Evans, who served as an Air Force medic and was the first soldier in Vietnam to defeat his court martial, in a tale that could have come straight out of M*A*S*H; and the late Lynda Van Devanter, an Army surgical nurse in 1969 and 70, whose memoir Home Before Morning: The Story of an Army Nurse in Vietnam inspired the TV hit series China Beach.

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This is a rebroadcast of an episode from Shared Weight, our series showcasing voices and stories of individuals from all sides of the Vietnam War, thirty years after its end.


Shared Weight: The Gilchrest Brothers

marcjeffwaynerichJune 13, 2013 – Hour 1

We bring you the story of the five Gilchrest brothers, four of whom were actively involved with the war in some way but who had never discussed it among themselves before our interview. Listen in as former congressman Wayne Gilchrest and his four brothers – Jeffrey, AlanRichard, and Clifford – reflect on how they were affected by the war and how their views of the world evolved in the years hence.

This is a rebroadcast of an episode from Shared Weight, our series showcasing voices and stories of individuals from all sides of the Vietnam War, thirty years after its end.


Wandering Souls

Two young soldiers meet on a jungle trail, one lives, one dies. Their fates are connected for 40 years. This is the story of Homer Steedly, and the journal of the young soldier he killed.

Click here to download the interview transcript.


Artists Born of War

Artists reveal how their work was born of war. Featured are authors Tim O’Brien (“The Things They Carried”), Bao Ninh (The Sorrow of War), and Wayne Karlin (Crossover, Lost Armies).

Click here to download the interview transcript.


Woody Curry’s Journal

A veteran from the Baltimore ghetto tells how he survived the despair of war and transformed himself.

Click here to download the interview transcript.


The Gilchrest Brothers

The story of the Gilchrest brothers, including Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest, who’s represented the 1st Congressional District in Maryland for eight terms and his brothers Jeffrey and Alan who served with him in Vietnam, and their brother Richard who served in the Navy, and Clifford, who remained home to teach. We join the brothers as they reflect on how their views of the world have grown since that war and been affected by that war.

Click here to download the interview transcript.


MASH 1969-Visions of War, Dreams of Peace

The stories of poet George Evans, who served as an Air Force medic and who was the first soldier to defeat his court martial, in a tale that could come straight out of the movie and TV series, MASH. And then we hear the story of Lynda Van Devanter, who was a surgical nurse in 1969 and 70, whose memoir and life story inspired the TV hit series, China Beach.

Click here to download the interview transcript.


Unpredictable Journey

Take a journey through Vietnam with a group of eight people who went there to produce these radio documentaries. We find the unpredictable, the complexity of the Vietnamese world. We delve into the world of Buddhism we find is the underpinning of the society, and we find a land caught between the hopes of its past and the dreams of its future. We meet the poets, the writers, and the artists who fought during the war with the Americans, and we meet the young people who have come after them with their hopes and dreams for the future.

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Video: The Streets of Hanoi

While in production for Shared Weight: “The Fall of Saigon, 30 Years Later,” Producer Steve Elliot took his camera, and his life, in his hands to film a taxi ride through the streets of Hanoi.

“The driver was Thuy, our translator, and we had just been to the guitar/violin maker’s shop and were on our way back. Woody Curry was also along for the ride and his driver was Chong, who had a motorbike for hire. This was on our last day in Vietnam.”
– Steve Elliot


Wandering Souls – Come Home

In the final segment of Wandering Souls, we continue the journey with Vietnam Veteran Homer Steedly as he meets with the family of the Vietnamese soldier he killed forty years before.


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