Author, Loung Ung

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Route 51 host Glen Moberg is on vacation this week, so we are featuring an Encore broadcast from May 10, 2012, of a conversation with Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father, a book recounting her story of surviving genocide in Cambodia. Ms. Ung was five years old, and part of a middle class family when the Khmer Rouge came to power. In the next five years, two million of Cambodia’s seven million people would die, including Ms. Ung’s father, mother, and two sisters. Her story is an inspiration to oppressed people all over the world, and has particular significance to Wausau’s Hmong community. The program will feature a 30 minute conversation between Ms. Ung and host Glen Moberg, followed by a discussion with Chang Yang, former President of the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association, who escaped from Vietnam after the fall of the U.S. backed government; and Colin Hansen, history teacher with the Edgar School District, who brought Ms. Ung to central Wisconsin.

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