Morehead State Public Radio will offer special programs Friday, Nov. 10 for the Veterans Day holiday.
At 9:30 a.m., “Noble Peacemakers.” This Music and the Spoken Word special features "Who Are the Brave?" "Let There Be Peace on Earth,""A Tribute to the Armed Forces," and more.
“Getting Into Vietnam” will follow at 10 a.m. In the first episode of With Good Reason's new documentary series on the Vietnam War, historians and veterans of the war explore the story of the draft - who it ensnared, who escaped, and the trauma it left on a generation of Americans.
In part one, historians Fred Turner and Wilbur J. Scott explore how the self-image of America was shattered in Vietnam, and hear the first-hand accounts of veterans' return to America after the trauma of conflict.
In part two, the special returns to the living rooms of America at the moment when the draft lottery was broadcast on national television. Vietnam veterans and historian Christan G. Appy walk us through the experience of being plucked from suburban life and set on the road to war.
At 7 p.m., “We Gotta Get Out of this Place” will air. In their highly acclaimed book, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner explore how U.S. troops turned to popular music to cope with the war in Vietnam and how that music became the soundtrack of the war. This show features the music soldiers listened to from that era including, "What's Going On," "These Boots are Made for Walking," 'Purple Haze," "I Feel Like I'm Fixing to Die," "The Ballad of the Green Berets," "We Gotta Get Out of this Place" and others.
Later in the show, women journalists who covered the Vietnam War are often not given their proper due when the history of the conflict is told. Joyce Hoffman, author of "On Their Own: Women Journalists in Vietnam," shares stories of women who won esteemed prizes for their reporting and several who broke new ground covering the war.
MSPR broadcasts 24 hours a day and serves more than 20 counties in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. WMKY (90.3 FM) serves as the flagship station for the network, and includes a translator in Inez.
Information is available by calling MSPR at 606-783-2001; or visiting its website at wmky.org.