Kansas University's campus radio station will participate in an internationally broadcast debate among Native Americans and Spaniards on the 500th anniversary of Columbus' landing in America.
"Columbus and Controversy: A New Look at the New World," a one-hour debate starting 2 p.m. Monday, is a cooperative effort of KJHK-FM at KU and Radio Exterior de Espana in Madrid, Spain.
The broadcast is believed to be the first collegiate radio program to span the globe on shortwave radio.
Dan Wildcat, chairman of natural and social sciences at Haskell Indian Junior College, and Walter Echo-Hawk, senior staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund will discuss their views on Columbus with two university historians in Spain, Lucena Samoral and Manuel Gutierrez Estevez.
The debate will be broadcast live on KJHK and on the worldwide service of Radio Exterior de Espana. The program also will be broadcast on five stations in the Canary Islands, one of Columbus' stopping points on his voyage.