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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: 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 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 feat. Woody Curry

Woody CurryMay 27, 2013-Segment 2

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

 

 

 

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