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Encore: Local Journalists Cover Legacy of Bombings in Laos

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It’s been 40 years since the US government withdrew all American troops in Vietnam. Do you know what was left behind in Laos?

Gwyneth Doland speaks with two New Mexico journalists, with years of experience living and reporting in Southeast Asia, about their book “Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos.”

Guests:
Karen Coates, author, “Eternal Harvest”
Jerry Redfern, photographer, “Eternal Harvest”

Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos

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This month marks 40 years since the US withdrawal of all American troops in Vietnam. Many news outlets around the country are looking back at the end of the Vietnam War through the stories from different perspectives.

But not much attention has been given to the lasting impact of the war on neighboring Laos.

Two New Mexico journalists with years of experience living and reporting in Southeast Asia bring this issue to the attention of readers in“Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos.”

Author Karen Coates and photographer Jerry Redfern sat down with our correspondent Gwyneth Doland to talk about the images featured in the book and the stories they heard from people in the villages of Laos.

 

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