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Another View Remembers the USS Kitty Hawk Race Riot

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In October, 1971, simmering racial tensions boiled over into clashes between Black and White sailors and marines aboard the USS Kitty Hawk while the ship was off the coast of Vietnam. But, what happened after the fighting ended is even worse. Barbara Hamm Lee interviews Mark Truhe, the author of "Against All Tides: The Untold Story of the USS Kitty Hawk Race Riot" and sailor Perry Pettus, who experienced the incident first hand. Another View can be heard on demand at WHRO.org.

Barry Graham used to arrive at WHRO with a briefcase full of papers and lesson plans. For 32 years he taught US and Virginia Government in the Virginia Beach Public Schools. While teaching was always his first love, radio was a close second. While attending Old Dominion, Barry was program director at WODU, the college radio station. After graduating, he came to WHRO as an overnight announcer. Originally intending to stay on only while completing graduate school, he was soon hooked on Public Radio and today is the senior announcer on WHRV. In 2001, Barry earned his Ph.D in Urban Studies by writing a history of WHRO and analyzing its impact upon local education, policy and cultural arts organizations.