Scorched Earth: The Legacy of Agent Orange

The official Day to Commemorate Agent Orange is August 10 and marks the start of the US military’s decade of massive chemical warfare in Vietnam in 1961. On this edition of Making Contact: combat, chemicals, and corporations. We’ll look at the multigenerational legacy of Agent Orange — a toxic defoliant used by the United States military in the jungles of Vietnam.

Featured speakers/guests:

Ngo Thanh Nahn, co-coordinator Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign; Fred Wilcox, scholar and author: Waiting for An Army To Die and Scorched Earth.


Contributing Producers: K. Oanh Ha “The Forgotten Ones: A Legacy of Agent Orange,” is a three-part series by reporter Oanh Ha aired on KQED’s The California Report in November 2010, and is used here with KQED Public Radio’s permission. Oanh Ha produced her series as a fellow of the Vietnam Reporting Project, which was developed by Renaissance Journalism at San Francisco State University and funded by the Ford Foundation.

Tish Pearlman and Nate Richardson of the Out of Bounds Radio

Series Producers: Andrew Stelzer, George Lavender, Nancy L Pez
Host this week: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Volunteers: Bansi Mehta, Federico Villalobos, Dorian Roberts and Barbara Barnett 

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