Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:30:23 -0800 (PST)

Subversity on Ho Chi Minh

Irvine -- In the wake of the mob attack on a Little Saigon video store owner (who was hit in the head), and a judge ordering a portrait of Ho Chi Minh and the flag of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam taken down in the store, Subversity, a KUCI public affairs radio program, this evening features a discussion with Ralp McGehee, a former CIA covert operations officer in Vietnam, and "David Nguyen", the penname of a Vietnamese American leftist college student.

The show airs from 5-6 p.m. tonight on KUCI, 88.9 FM and is Web-cast at

The theme: Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam's history.

McGehee is the author of Deadly Deceits : My 25 years in the CIA. (New York : Sheridan Square Publications, 1983). He is a frequent commentator on CIA abuses. Nguyen is from Orange County, and in light of last week's events, understandably shy about revealing his identity.

The store owner, Tran Van Truong, who was hospitalized, also was served a 30-day eviction notice for causing a "nuisance". His store is now closed, after almost a week of protests outside his store. The judge who made the ruling is Orange County Superior Court Judge Tam Nomoto Schumann, which some civil libertarians have crticized.

Show host Dan Tsang, who will be interviewing the guests, compiled the index of Deadly Deceits. Tsang, who writes an occasional column on "Civil Unliberties" for OC Weekly, and covers events in Little Saigon, was interviewed last Friday on Pacifica Station KPFK's evening News Show by Frank Stoltz about the Little Saigon events.

Call (949) 824-5824 to chat with the guests during the show.

For more info., call Tsang at (949) 824-4978