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Burma Remains Under Siege Since February Coup

Kate Redmond

This week on a special edition of Wildcard, KVNF's Kate Redmond interviews a Colorado woman just evacuated from Burma, and a Delta resident from Burma's Karen State. Burma's military siezed power on February 1st in a coup, after declaring the November election fraudulent. Since then, the country has been under curfew and under siege. The military is detaining a reported 3,000 political prisoners, including Nobel Laureate and democratically-elected leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Demonstrations against the military have been met with violence. It is estimated that over 700 civilians have been killed.

Kate Redmond was reared on a ranch in Routt County, Colorado in a large and boisterous family. Kate has enjoyed a career in audio and lighting, with previous stints at The Vilar Performing Arts Center, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and Strings Pavilion. Her interests include alpine skiing, yoga, poetry, mosaics, and she's currently writing a memoir about her time in Uruguay. After several years as a KVNF volunteer, she joined the staff in December 2020. She left the KVNF staff at the end of June, 2022, to take a position at KSUT in Ignacio, CO.
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