Saturday, January 02, 2010

Jan 4 - 8 Programs

Going…going…gone! That goes for 2009 and also for me. I’ll be on vacation the first week of January, leaving that wild redhead, Lori Skelton, filling in for me.

Monday: Elephants on the Edge: G. A. Bradshaw marshals research from neuroscience, psychology, and animal behavior to argue that the mind of the elephant is remarkably similar to our own. The shock of violent death,the grief of losing an infant, and the loss of freedom affect them in much the same way as people.

Tuesday: Dartmouth Students Help Build a School That Booms in Dar es Salaam: Two decades ago, Fatuma Gwao, a single Tanzanian mother of four, started a day care for orphaned children in her own living room. Today, with the help of an American woman and students from Dartmouth College, she runs a school that offers education, health services and opportunities to children who would otherwise have no one to turn to.

Wednesday: The Lost Art of Letter Writing: In his new book, Yours Ever, Thomas Mallon explores this endangered literary genre with letters from Florence Nightingale, Henry Miller and the Duchess of Windsor.

Thursday: Life Behind the Iron Curtain: Then and Now: Kapka Kassabova escaped from Communist Bulgaria as a 17 year old. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, she returned to the country of her childhood and was forced to face the emotional consequences of growing up in Bulgaria’s repressive regime. Her book, A Street Without A Name, tells the story of her return to Bulgaria.

Friday: TBA

Happy New Year, Everybody!


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