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Second Wave


An American story that begins in Vietnam

A new podcast from KUOW Public Radio and PRX follows Thanh Tan as she uncovers how a war that ended decades ago is still affecting the Vietnamese community.

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Good guys, bad guys

Sep 19, 2017
Marines marching in Danang. March 15, 1965.
Courtesy of Associated Press

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick join Thanh Tan, host of our new podcast Second Wave, to discuss the new documentary, "The Vietnam War."

Viet kieu

Sep 5, 2017
Thanh's father, Duc Tan, holds the American flag and stands next to Dr. Dung Nguyen, president of the Vietnamese Community of Pierce County, at a political rally in this undated photo. Like most other refugees, they still prefer to recognize the flag of t
Courtesy of Thanh Tan

Ever realize there is more to your family's past than you've been told? Welcome to Second Wave, an American story that begins in Vietnam. 

Courtesy of Thanh Tan

The courtroom feels soulless. I remember unflattering fluorescent lights. The room is small enough that everyone can see each other. You can't hide.


Sep 1, 2017

Hear what's in store for season one of Second Wave, an American story that begins in Vietnam. The new podcast from KUOW and PRX debuts September 5, 2017.