Esteemed Documentary Unit American RadioWorks® Sets Schedule for Fall Specials

Esteemed Documentary Unit American RadioWorks® Sets Schedule for Fall Specials

Fall Lineup Includes ‘Finding Home: 50 Years of International Adoption’ and ‘Las Vegas: An Unconventional History’

St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 20 — American RadioWorks,® the documentary unit of America Public Media, announces its fall lineup of radio documentaries. In October, American RadioWorks will cover the 50-year history of international adoption in America. In early November, American RadioWorks, in a joint project with the PBS’ American Experience, will look at Las Vegas as it celebrates its 100th birthday — and its unconventional history.

Program Summaries

Late October
"e;Finding Home: 50 Years of International Adoption"e;
The international adoption rate has tripled in the past decade, with more
than 20,000 children joining American families each year. The flow of
children began 50 years ago with Korean war orphans. Their experiences have helped shape the way families approach international adoption today, fueling a new effort to help children connect with their birth culture. This documentary explores their stories and travels with a family to Guatemala to visit a child’s biological mother. It also discusses a new risk for families adopting from abroad: Unscrupulous operators using the Internet to prey on parents longing for a child.

"Las Vegas — an Unconventional History" commemorates the 100th anniversary of Las Vegas with a sweeping look at the city’s dramatic past. Drawing upon compelling interviews with historians, journalists and cultural commentators, as well as rich archival sound, the program highlights Las Vegas’ ongoing role as a barometer of American values, aspirations and ideals.

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