Re:sound #34: The Echoes of War Show

This hour: memories and reverberations of conflict.

2005 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: memories and reverberations of conflict.

Osama Dreams
by Pejk Malinovski (The Next Big Thing, 2004)
After eleven years of searching, the United States finally found Osama bin Laden, the elusive leader of Al Qaeda. But while we were looking there were some sightings - here in America, at night, in people's dreams.

Unquiet Graves
by Marjorie Van Halteren and Helen Engelhardt (2004)
When producer Marjorie Van Halteren left the U.S. for France in 1992, she was looking for a little peace and quiet. Which she found. But underneath the peace and quiet she unexpectedly found something much more disquieting in the media reports from "over there," and the growing understanding of the ground beneath her own feet.

Uncle Ed
by Jon Watanabe (The Morning Show, KPFA, 2005)
When Ed Kiyohara returned from World War II with a purple heart, he had been fighting with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated military combat unit in history. The hero's welcome he received stood in stark contrast to the way the war began for him: in a U.S. internment camp. He told his nephew, radio producer Jon Watanabe, a story of one of his early adventures coping with being considered the enemy before he became a soldier.

Ease on Down
by Michael Kraskin and David Terry (Catalogue of Ships, 2005)
While traveling in Greece, David Terry meets an Afghan refugee who fled the Taliban when he was 15. When David was 15, he was in his high school show choir. "What is that?" the refugee asks. David shows him.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Roman Mars.

produced by

Jon Watanabe

Jon Watanabe was a radio producer, whose piece "Uncle Ed" told the story of his WWII veteran uncle.

Michael Kraskin

Michael Kraskin is a digital advisor and producer for radio and television.

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David Terry

David Terry is a producer, two-time Moth Storytelling Slam champion, and professor of communication studies at LSU.


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