In The Moment ... The Camden 28

Sep 6, 2017

In The Moment ... September 6, 2017 Show 71 Hour 1

How far would you go to protest a war? South Dakota Public Broadcasting helps you prepare for the upcoming landmark television event "The Vietnam War." It's a 10-part, 18 hour series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, that chronicals one of America's most turbulent eras. It premiers on SDPB-TV on Sunday, September 17. Today we welcome Frank Pommersheim and Anne Dunham. The two were part of an August, 1971, raid on the Federal Building in Camden, New Jersey, by a group of antiwar protesters. They broke into the offices of the draft board, the FBI, and the Army Intelligence Office to destroy draft records. They were met by 80 FBI agents and arrested. The subsequent trial is considered to by one of the great trials of the 20th Century. They believed themselves to be the conscience of America. They government called them the Camden 28.

Haley Armstrong
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The music department at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is tasked with providing music instruction to complement the education of science and engineering majors. What's the role of the performing arts in math and science? Does music supplement the STEM fields or is it integral to them? Joining us is Haley Armstrong, head of Music at Mines.

SDPB’s Nate Wek joins us to talk about the WWE Smackdown in Sioux Falls.