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July 01, 2008

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Photo: Ethel's trunk
Ethel's trunk
Credit
Freddie Kiger

A Musician In Burma

A MUSICIAN IN BURMA

After Burma was hit by a cyclone in May, foreign aid workers and journalists were banned from the area by the military government. But scores of Burmese citizens banded together to help their stricken countrymen. Among them was U Moe Naing, the director of a new music school in Rangoon (Yangon). Moe Naing tells Dick Gordon about their relief effort, and how he's hoping music will help soothe Burma's collective soul.

 

ETHEL'S TRUNK

When Freddie Kiger moved into his apartment in the mid-1980's, he came across a trunk left by the previous owner. He never gave the trunk much thought, and just pushed it into a corner for years.

Then one night he decided to take a look inside. He found photos and letters which documented a woman's entire life, and discovering more about her became a passion for him. Freddie talks with Dick about what he's learned about Ethel.

Music

The Lion Sleeps Tonight performed by The Nylons for the album The Nylons; Yesterday performed by Ray Charles for the album The Best of Ray Charles, Vol. 3

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