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Congressional Gold Medal: Roy Matsumoto, Shige Imai
This podcast features:
- An audio postcard from the Congressional Gold Medal celebration.
- Medal recipients Shige Imai and Roy Matsumoto explain their very different roles as Japanese-American soldiers in the US military during WWII.
- Amy Uyeki's documentary "Searchlight Serenade: Big Bands in the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Camps" explores how music was used to restore a sense of normalcy to the internees.
- Former camp singer Chickie Ishihara White relates her family's internment era experiences.
Many thanks to event organizers, the Oregon Nikkei Endowment and the Oregon History Museum. Interviewed and produced by Andrew Yeh and Anna Preble.
- Title: Congressional Gold Medal: Roy Matsumoto, Shige Imai
- Length: 13:56 minutes (12.76 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)