Re:sound #163 The Far From Home Show

This hour: Two stories of people who are far away — physically, emotionally and/or spiritually from the place they call home.

2012 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: Two stories of people who are far away — physically, emotionally and/or spiritually from the place they call home.

Home is Always Somewhere Else
by Nguyen Qui Duc and Dmae Roberts (Crossing East National Series, 2006)
When home is a war-torn country, leaving it can be a matter of survival, not choice. But that doesn't make it any easier. When the war in Vietnam ended in 1975, thousands of Vietnamese came to America. Nguyen Qui Duc was one of them. He and his family moved to Maryland when he was 17, but his heart never really left Vietnam.

Circle of Care
by Delaney Hall ( Re:sound premiere, 2012)
The paths that immigrants pave to get to this country are well worn and rutted. Whether the goal is to seek better opportunities, follow dreams, or escape bad circumstances, people struggle to get here. It can be especially difficult for women, who often have to leave behind children and aging parents. Alma supports her family back home in the Philippines by taking care of someone else's family in New York.

Update on "Circle of Care" from producer Delaney Hall:
Alma received her green card in June. She's still working as a home health aide in Connecticut and is saving money to visit the Philippines in early 2013. Whynny is now in college in Bacolod City, where she's studying nursing. Her estranged father recently got back in touch and will be moving to Australia to help support the family.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.

produced by

Dmae Roberts

Dmae Roberts

Dmae Roberts is a two-time Peabody Award-winning radio artist and writer who has created groundbreaking personal, multicultural documentaries.


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