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Memorial Day Program Specials 2021

PROGRAM SPECIALS FOR:  MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY MAY 31, 2021

9 A.M.
'Mine Enemy: The Story of German POWs in America ' 
During World War II, some 400,000 captured German soldiers were shipped across the Atlantic to prison camps dotted across the U.S. Suddenly the enemy was hoeing the back garden, and sometimes, sitting at the kitchen table. This sound-rich, hour-long special combines archival sound and period music with voices of those who lived this most unusual moment in history.

10 A.M.
The Songs That Won The War (Memorial Day Special) 
From 1939 to 1945, as World War II raged on, American Popular Music responded. On Afterglow’s Memorial Day special this week, we look at the songs of World War II, sung by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, and more.

11 A.M.

Crushed 
A special presentation of Crushed, a new podcast from PRX and Religion of Sports that challenges our ideas about baseball, performance-enhancing drugs and the nature of cheating.

2 P.M.

The Afghanistan Papers from The Washington Post
After a three-year legal battle, The Post obtained hundreds of records of candid interviews assessing the war in Afghanistan, its failures and reactions from veterans.