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Jenny Nordberg: The Underground Girls of Kabul

Jenny Nordberg talks about her just published and most fascinating book The Underground Girls of Kabul: in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan. The book tells her discovery of bacha posh, a secret, hidden practice in which parents disguise … View full post

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Christopher Calderhead: calligrapher, author, teacher

Christopher Calderhead, a very well-known New York City-based calligrapher, author and teacher talks about the history, practice and philosophy of calligraphy, from before the advent of the printing press to the contemporary tradition of graffiti. (Broadcast on WPKN radio on … View full post

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Moving sets you in motion

This, my third Tidings program (broadcast in 2008) was based on actual notes from the journal I kept during my move from Manhattan to Mattituck (1999) after which I shared my odyssey during conversations with three others who described the upheaval and the uplifting experiences of their moves. … View full post

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Writing letters (Part I): a conversation with Jenny Bhatt

This is the first of a two-part series on the art, craft and practice of letter writing.  An avid letter writer myself, I invited Jenny Bhatt, a kindred spirit and editor of Storyacious, a fine new literary magazine in which … View full post

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Human Rights Day: Bill Hass

On December 10, 1948,  at the United Nations General Assembly, Eleanor Roosevelt was the first to proclaim to the world the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  On Human Rights Day sixty-six years later, Bill Hass, United Nations veteran and president … View full post

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When Jews Found Refuge in Pakistan

Growing Up Jewish in Lahore — And in an Internment Camp COURTESY OF HAZEL KAHAN Not Your Typical German Anti-Nazis: From left, Hazel Kahan, her mother Kate, and her brother Michael, in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1948.   By Gabe Friedman Published October … View full post

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