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Blanket Fort Radio Theater
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SIU Press and WSIU present Blanket Fort Radio Theater, a project highlighting works published by SIU Press. This series includes work from students in the SIUC Creative Writing Program, who have taken SIU Press books and brought them to life. Join us each Thursday for a new installment of Blanket Fort Radio Theater.

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  • This week on Blanket Fort Radio Theater's production of "The Undaunted Women of Nanking," Ginling College continues its cautious transition into peacetime, but Mrs. Tsen remains ill. We learn more of Minnie’s experience during the Nanking Incident and the impact of the Incident on Ginling.Blanket Fort Radio Theater is a storytelling initiative of SIU Press in collaboration with the SIU Creative Writing Program and WSIU Radio.
  • This week on Blanket Fort Radio Theater's production of "The Unwanted Women of Nanking," a tenuous peace settles in the safety zone as more refugees return to their homes, hoping to salvage what they can. Tsen Shui-fang falls ill, and Ginling deals with food shortages.Blanket Fort Radio Theater is a storytelling initiative of SIU Press in collaboration with the SIU Creative Writing Program and WSIU Radio.
  • Join us for the latest podcast episode of Blanket Fort Radio Theater's production of "The Undaunted Women of Nanking," as continued cold weather threatens occupied Nanking, Minnie and Shui-fang rejoice at the arrival of foreign diplomats. However, they are reminded that life has not returned to normalcy.
  • This week on Blanket Fort Radio Theater's production of "The Undaunted Women of Nanking," Minnie and Shui-fang manage to receive word of some of the horrors that continue to occur outside the safety zone, and they hope that their correspondence will reach its destination. Meanwhile, the residents of Ginling College attempt to recover from illness and exhaustion.
  • This week on Blanket Fort Radio Theater's production of "The Undaunted Women of Nanking," religious services are revived in Nanking, just in time for the residents of Ginling College to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Chinese civilians continue to register themselves with the Japanese army, under the impression that it will protect them. Meanwhile, the Chinese government begins bombing the city. Minnie finds comfort in religion, while Shui-fang struggles to see past the ongoing horrors.
  • This week on Blanket Fort Radio Theater's production of "The Undaunted Women of Nanking," the registration of Chinese civilians continues as the first discussions of a postwar government take place. Japanese soldiers continue to block the entrances of the city and cut off communication. Meanwhile, the refugees at Ginling College do their best to celebrate the New Year.
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  • WSIU Radio News Updates provides a daily podcast of the top local and state news stories as well as the latest weather information.
  • WSIU Radio News Updates provides a daily podcast of the top local and state news stories as well as the latest weather information.
  • WSIU Radio News Updates provides a daily podcast of the top local and state news stories as well as the latest weather information.