00:00:00
/
00:00:00
 
Press Play to start audio

hunger_strike_poster.jpg

A poster in support of the hunger strike in the H-blocks of Northern Ireland’s Maze Prison.
A poster in support of the hunger strike in the H-blocks of Northern Ireland’s Maze Prison.
Credit
Republican Movement

53 Days Without Food: Prisoners On Hunger Strike As A Last Resort (5.21.2013)

Tommy McKearney, a former prisoner and IRA fighter, tells host Dick Gordon about the Irish Republican Army hunger strikes in Northern Ireland in the 1980s – and his own 53 days without food. Also in this show: When Japanese Americans were freed from World War II internment camps, the government surplus foods they’d been fed found their way into their kitchens; and the story of a popular Asian fusion restaurant that started off in a backyard.

Music

"Mbadehou" by Boubacar Traore; "Esclavo Triste" by Marc Ribo; "Obsession" by Chuy Reyes and His Orchestra; "This Must Be the Place" by the Talking Heads

In this Show

Daily Story Update

Get daily updates and special announcements about The Story.
 

Produced by

WUNC North Carolina Public Radio 91.5 logo