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Fall 2017: Looking back for a view on today — Vietnam and progress in Kenai

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A conversation with former Mayor John Williams about politics and the economy of the Kenai Peninsula.

The Vietnam War is the subject of Ken Burns' latest epic series on PBS, and on KDLL's fall membership drive version of Peninsula On Point, Jay Barrett talks with Allen Auxier, of Soldotna, about his experiences in the war. Listeners know Allen as the longtime station manager at KDLL, but may not know he spent 11 months carrying an M-60 machine gun and jumping out of helicopters in the jungles of Vietnam in 1971 and '72. He came back staunchly patriotic, but adamantly anti-war.

In the second half hour, a discussion with former Kenai City and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor John Williams about how the political climate has changed as the economy has evolved in his nearly half century of public service.

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