Tidings Podcast

Hirsh Sawhney: author, professor, editor

Hirsh Sawhney talks about his new novel South Haven, set in an imagined suburb of Connecticut and published by Akashic Books. The conversation ranges from this very local story to the immigrant, Indian and transnational cultures that Sawhney and his writings … View full post

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Tom Rawinski, botanist and conservationist

Tom Rawinski is a botanist with the USDA Forest Service in Durham, New Hampshire. Specializing in the impact of the overabundant white-tailed deer population on native vegetation in America’s northeast region, he is committed to protecting our ecosystem through wildlife … View full post

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Why isn’t healthcare a human right?

India’s Dr. Sara Bhattacharji is talking about the philosophy and principles behind the community health clinic she runs in Vellore, Tamil Nadu and where I visited her in 2009.  Her belief in healthcare as a human right seems to me as … View full post

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Dr. John Soos: trauma in Gaza

Dr. John Soos, is a clinical psychologist who describes himself as a spiritual traveller and social justice advocate. Speaking via Skype from Vancouver, Canada he tells us how his pilgrimages to sacred places led him to Gaza where, he and … View full post

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Ayeda Ayed introduces Palestinian woman musicians

This month, my guest is Ayeda Ayed, a Palestinian-Canadian expert on the culture of the Arab-speaking world. A performer herself, she speaks to us from Toronto about the Palestinian music scene and introduces us to recordings from its most significant women … View full post

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Richard Falk, UNHRC Special Rapporteur on Palestine

Richard Falk is Professor Emeritus of International Law and Practice at Princeton University, a prolific writer and, for six years (2008-2014),  Special Rapporteur on Palestine for the United Nations Human Rights Council. In what is conversation more than interview, we talk … View full post

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