'Vietnam Tapes' airs on Listening Lounge at 6:30 pm Wednesday
April 27, 2011
n 1966, a young marine took a reel-to reel tape recorder with him into the Vietnam War. For two months, until he was killed in action, Michael Baronowski made tapes of his friends, of life in fighting holes, of combat. 34 years later, his comrade Tim Duffie brought Baronowski's three-inch reels to Lost & Found Sound. The documentary shed light on the experience of that war, and, in some measure, of all wars. It used the power of radio to reveal the heart through the voice and to see in the dark. It combined the rare talent of the late Baronowski as a correspondent from the front, the compassion of his dedicated platoon mate Duffie. The documentary won the first Gold Award in the Third Coast Audio Festival competition. Listen to The Vietnam Tapes of Michael A. Baranowski at 6:30 pm Wednesday on KFAI's Listening Lounge.
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