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Military gas (Episode 3 of 8)
White, Burton
McAllister, Chuck
Bodenheimer, Thomas
Schug, Charles
Plouse, Margaret
Sweeney, Wilmont
Scott, Peter Dale
Date Created and/or Issued
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Pacifica Radio Archives
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Pacifica Radio Archives
California Revealed from Pacifica Radio Archives
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Pacifica Radio Archives
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Notice for copyright claimants: The Pacifica Radio Archives will honor all takedown requests in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual copyright laws. Please send all copyright inquiries to or to the Archives' physical address at: 3729 Cahuenga Boulevard West, North Hollywood, CA, 91604 c/o Archives Director for review. Claimants are advised to leave detailed contact information including name, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or physical address where they may be reached, as well as all information pertaining to the specific nature of the complaint.
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As the battle for People's Park continued, the California National Guard was called to Berkeley. Its equipment included helicopters which patrolled the city and on May 20, 1969, one of the helicopters was used to drop tear gas over Sproul Plaza on the Berkeley campus. A rather large plaza was in the crowd when the gas was dropped and the exits to the plaza were blocked by National Guardsmen carrying rifles with fixed bayonets. The gas spread from the plaza into offices and classrooms on the campus, into the campus hospital, into a residential area near campus, and as far as the Strawberry Canyon Recreational Area about a mile up the hill where some pre-school children who were swimming there were affected by the gas. In addition to the reports of the gassing heard over KPFA at the time, this program also includes several explanations by medical people of what the gas was and what its uses and affects are. Featured speakers include Drs. Chuck McAllister and Thomas Bodenheimer of the Medical Committee for Human Rights; Berkeley Vice-Mayor Wilmont Sweeney; Peter Scott, associate professor of English at UC Berkeley; and Margaret Plouse, a history teacher at Willard Junior High School. This program was aired a year after the incident, as part of a series of programs on Pacifica Radio's KPFA-FM examining what happened that day. The program is narrated by Charles Schug for Pacifica Radio.
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Scott, Peter Dale
Sweeney, Wilmont
Bodenheimer, Thomas
Pacifica Radio Archives
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