Vietnam War

On the November 11-12 edition of "Current State": you'll hear from Lansing mayor elect Andy Schor and Jackson mayor elect Derek Dobies.  Rick Pluta updates us new efforts to allow the carrying of weapons in more public places in Michigan. We talk about the meaning behind MSU Men's Basketball's new "We Talk. We Listen" t-shirts. We talk with a Michigan man who wrote about the experiences of a Vietnam veteran. And a blind film critic explains how he experiences movies in the theater. 


This week on Current State, reaction to a state inquiry being opened after a controversial Facebook post by Michigan State Police Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue. We'll talk with two students with family in hurricane damaged Puerto Rico. We'll visit a piece of Vietnam and American history at the Gerald Ford Presidential Center. Also, learn the connection between the opioid epidemic and rising levels of STD's. Learn why a wine expert from DeWitt is earning national attention. Plus, a sneak listen to three new shows coming to WKAR this fall.


ship on ocean
Courtesy / U.S. Navy

One of the most famous incidents of the Vietnam War didn't happen in Vietnam.

 

On January 23, 1968, the USS Pueblo was conducting a surveillance mission off the coast of North Korea when it was seized.  More than 80 men were captured and held prisoner for nearly a year. 

 

One of those men was Michigan native Richard Bame. 

 

WKAR's Kevin Lavery met Mr. Bame at the VA hospital in Ann Arbor to hear his story.

 


two war veterans
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

Dozens of Michigan National Guard troops welcomed a Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Tuesday at a ceremony in Lansing. 

 


Lansing-area woman wants dad, others on Vietnam memorial.

"Let's Get Ready for Sparty!!!"

Dec 17, 2015
ITV

His name is synonymous with the sports of boxing and professional wrestling. Born and raised in Philly, Michael Buffer began his ring announcing career in 1982 and by 1984 he developed the catchphrase "Let's Get Ready to Rumble!!!" which gained enormous popularity.