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Tim Johnston: His Own Man–biography of Otto Peltzer

Tim Johnston, co-author of His Own Man: the biography of Otto Peltzer, Champion athlete, Nazi victim and Indian hero.     A remarkable story about a gay Olympic athlete living through Germany’s Weimar and Third Reich eras. An exceptional man living in extraordinary times. … View full post

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Natalie Vie: Latina, fencer, activist, yogi, supersonic nava

Natalie Vie is a Latina and a US Team fencer, sculptor, yogi and immigration and civil rights activist.  Within a historical context of segregation and minority consciousness in the Southwest, Natalie builds a vivid picture of what it means to grow … View full post

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Being Rastamon artists in Jamaica

These Tidings come to you from Jamaica where I spent time with two artists in their family “yard”or compound in Oracabessa.  You’ll hear Rani Carson talk about her journey from growing up Jewish to becoming a Rasta artist.              Ras Ibrak, … View full post

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Very old film: refugees during 1947 India-Pakistan partition

Rare video showing refugees reaching Lahore’s  Wagha border on trains, bullocks and Lahore Omnibus Service during the  1947 partition war.  These were Muslims forced to flee India because what was formerly India had now been partitioned by the British into primarily Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan, … View full post

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Jen Marlowe: activist, author, filmmaker

Coming to us from Jerusalem via Skype is Jen Marlowe,, a tireless and imaginative social justice activist, with a lifelong commitment to fight for human rights wherever in the world she sees them abused, using whatever medium, device or initiatives … View full post

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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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