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  • Producer/Host: Magdalen

    Topic: Terry Tempest Williams’ new book: Finding Beauty in a Broken World
    How has art, the creation of beautiful objects, helped one Rwandan community to recover from the Rwandan Genocide? How does art imitate life in the concept of “mosaic”? How does observing others, keeping one’s eyes open, affect one’s own reality?

    Guest: Terry Tempest Williams

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  • Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Contributors: Marge May, Judi Beach, Karen Larsen


    Segment 1: Produced by Marge May. An interview with Riane Eisler, author of “The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics”. She was recently featured on New Dimensions, and spoke with WERU’s Marge May in March 2008

    Segment 2: Produced by Amy Browne. We talk with Bruce Gagnon, a local peace activist and one of the leaders in the new group “Mainers for Cynthia McKinney”. The group is showing a film about McKinney in Blue Hill next week. FMI: mainers4mckinney.org

    Segment 3: Karen Larsen with some reflections on the summer solstice.

    Segment 4: 2 poems by Judi Beach—long time WERU volunteer who passed away in April. Thanks to her friend Karen Larsen—the former host of EarthTones, the show in which Judi’s Poetry Pantry aired—we now have several of her poems up on the WERU archives. These are “Eve Rethinks Eden” and “Beginning with lines by Neruda”. You can hear more of Judi Beach’s poetry at the WERU archives

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  • Topic: The Current Situation for Women in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Yanar Mohammed is president and co-founder of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq. She is an Iraqi citizen who returned to Baghdad soon after the latest war broke-out and has been working for women’s rights there.

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  • Topic: The Current Situation for Women in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Sonali Kolhatkar is co-director of the Afghan Women’s Mission, a U.S. based organization that supports healthcare and educational projects in Afghanistan.

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  • Topic: The Current Situation for Women in Afghanistan and Iraq

    Senator Collins has visited both Afghanistan and Iraq and is particularly interested in the lives of women in these countries.

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