Travel the world without leaving your radio!
Postcards from Abroad is a 60-second radio spot broadcast twice weekly (on Saturdays at 1:04 pm and on Wednesdays at 8:58 pm) on KANU, the flagship station of Kansas Public Radio, based in Lawrence at the University of Kansas.
The series features content provided by the five international area studies centers at KU: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Global and International Studies, Kansas African Studies Center, and the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies.
Every "postcard" gives listeners a brief and enticing glimpse of each center’s respective cultures from the contemporary to the ancient, from the exotic to the familiar. Quirky news within a historical context -- scripts are written by regional experts and university staff.
The theme music for Postcards from Abroad was written and recorded by Chubby Smith, a local Kansas musician and sound engineer for the Postcards series. The voice of Postcards from Abroad is Center for East Asian Studies Director, John Kennedy.