Revisiting the 40th Anniversary of the Chilean government overthrow

09/11/13 Robert Lorei
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Today marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the Chilean coup. The democratically elected government of Salvador Allende was overthrown by elements of Chile’s military – with backing from the US government. It took years for the country to return to democracy. One of the tools used to undermine the dictatorship was art created by Chilean women. Today Radioactivity looks back on the over throw of the government. Rob Lorei speaks with guest Dayna Caldwell who is a curator and director from St. Simon’s Island in Georgia. She’ll be speaking this weekend in St. Petersburg at an event that will honor some of the leading lights of Chilean culture- including folksingers from the new song movement Isabel and Violetta Parra and Victor Jara- who was one of the people rounded up and killed by the military dictatorship in September 1970. She’ll talk about the importance of music- as well as special tapestries made by Chilean women to protest the atrocities committed by the Pinochet government.

Later, Rob plays President Obama's speech on his policy toward Syria and opens the phone lines for listener comments.

Dayna Caldwell will be speaking this Saturday night in St. Petersburg at the Feathered Serpent Gallery on Central Avenue.

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