Date: October 30, 2005

Ambassador Marine on KUCI.

Irvine -- On the next Subversity show, airing Monday October 31, 2005 at 9 a.m. PST on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County and webcast via, we air the talk given by U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Marine at University of California, Irvine's Cross Cultural Center this past Thursday (27 October).

Marine told the audience that the U.S. recognized the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and it was "not helpful" to give official recognition to the South Vietnamese flag of the former regime.

He also indicated that bilateral relations betweent the two former warring nations should not be held hostage to any one issue.

Before his talk, the Ambassador visited UCI's Langson Library to view an exhibit on the Southeast Asian refugee experience and beyond. Ambassador Marine also spent some time at the Southeast Asian Archive. The exhibit is profiled here:

Subversity has formerly aired comments by former U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Pete Peterson when he visited Little Saigon. We also aired the address to the World Affairs Council of Orange County by Vietnam's then-Ambassador to the U.S., Le Van Bang.

We've also interviewed a former ambassador. We aired an edited interview with former U.S. Ambasador to El Salvador, William Walker on December 17, 1999. The original (unaired) and unexpurgated interview is archived here:

Subversity now airs each Monday at 9 am on KUCI, 88.9 fm and is webcast via

Daniel C. Tsang
Host, Subversity
Mondays 9-10 a.m. starting Oct. 31, 2005, on 88.9 fm,
Daniel Tsang, KUCI, PO Box 4362, Irvine CA 92616
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