One in this series of news, culture and human interest magazine programs. Hosts Rob Nelson and Pat Bodnar introduce news reports. News stories include the following: Bodnar interviews Howard Wriggins, former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, about a resurgence of ethnic violence in that nation; Jonathan Landay reports on Secretary of State James Baker's diplomatic mission in Yugoslavia, encouraging the six republics to solve their problems peacefully; Beth Germano and Simon Marx report on Mikhail Gorbachev's power struggles in the Soviet Union; Ruth Gruber reports on Yugoslavia's refugees; Chris Ballman offers a historical look back at the German invasion of the Russia in 1941, including interviews with Russian survivors; a remembrance of celebrated pianist Malcolm Frager who died the previous day; Tara Siler reports that the Bush administration is disappointed because Colombia will not extradite drug kingpin Pablo Escobar to the U.S. to stand trial; Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) condemns Colombia's decision; Paul Eisenstein offers a report which traces the 1980's decline and possible resurgence of General Motors; reporter Meredith Lewis profiles an American middle class family which slipped into poverty during the Bush recession; and Danny Lehrecke looks at the International Human Powered Submarine Races. Briefer news updates focus on: Kurt Waldheim's decision not to seek another term of offfice as Austrian president, Iraqi exiles in London who seek to overthrow the regime of Saddam Hussein; Kristen Broman on Czechoslovakian President Vaclav Havel's assertion that former Eastern European Communist leaders ruined the environment; a failed attempt by hardline communists to seize power from Russian Premier Mikhail Gorbachev; and a phone call between President George Bush and Gorbachev regarding Russian Federation President Boris Yeltsin's impending visit to Washington, D.C.


  • NETWORK: APR American Public Radio
  • DATE: June 21, 1991 Friday
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:59:45
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  • CATALOG ID: R:10372
  • GENRE: Radio - Magazine
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Austria - History - 1991
  • SERIES RUN: APR American Public Radio - Radio, 1991


    • David Craig … Executive Producer
    • Pat Bodnar … Host, Interviewer
    • Rob Nelson … Host
    • Jonathan Landay … Reporter
    • Ruth Gruber … Reporter
    • Chris Ballman … Reporter
    • Tara Siler … Reporter
    • Paul Eisenstein … Reporter
    • Meredith Lewis … Reporter
    • Simon Marx … Reporter
    • Beth Germano … Reporter
    • Danny Lehrecke … Reporter
    • Howard Wriggins … Guest
    • James Baker
    • George Bush
    • Pablo Escobar
    • Malcolm Frager
    • Mikhail Gorbachev
    • Vaclav Havel
    • Saddam Hussein
    • Sen. John Kerry
    • Kurt Waldheim
    • Boris Yeltsin