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Description: My friend at the NRP had been encouraging me to file for Making Contact, but the topics always seemed too policy oriented for me. But she snagged me on what was to be a No-No boy story for the war resistance show.
Through research, I learned there is a difference between No-Nos and draft resisters and focused on the story of Japanese American men who refused to be drafted out of World War II internment camps.
The mp3 link above is to my “director’s cut” of the piece as I revised it some after producing the NRP version.