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Jenny Nordberg: The Underground Girls of Kabul

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 young daughters as boys, usually until puberty, in a subversive attempt to counteract the oppression faced by girls and women in Afghan society.  (Produced by Tony Ernst and broadcast on WPKN on November 12, 2014.)

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Christopher Calderhead: calligrapher, author teacher

Christopher Calderhead

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

Shireen Pasha, Pakistani documentary filmmaker

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Shireen Pasha is a notable documentary film maker and head of the film department of Pakistan’s National College of Arts. We sat together in Lahore after coming back from South Punjab where we’d gone to document the rebuilding and resettling … View full post

Danika Padilla: activist

Disappearing Palestine 1947-present

Danika Padilla,18-year old homeschooled activist, recently back in the US after five months of activism in Palestine, describes what she witnessed and experienced of life under Israeli occupation. (Produced by Tony Ernst and broadcast on WPKN on May 13, 2015.)

There’s no such place as home!

This is a very personal conversation from a few years ago with two school chums from boarding school days who. like me, grew up in India, Pakistan and other places and who, like me, are “third culture kids”, also known … View full post

Moving sets you in motion

My journal page

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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Christopher Bollen on “Orient” the mystery novel

Christopher Bollen does not live and work on the North Fork but you wouldn’t know it from his book Orient, a dark mystery novel set in the hamlet of Orient among intrigue, politics, tension and murders. Cameo appearance by Beth Young. Listen to this North Fork Works program … View full post

There’s no such place as home

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A personal story in which my two school friends, Midge and Pat, talk about being Third Culture Kids and our life growing up in India and Pakistan and at Woodstock School in Mussoorie. RIP Midge, we love you and miss … View full post

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

The Story of Leafages

Yet why not say what happened? Here’s everything I have to say about leafages since I made the first one in the year 2000.  It was published by the wonderful Storyacious magazine.

Afghan teenagers speak out about US troops

Global Days of Listening is the project of Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV) who invite people around the world to talk directly on the 21st of each month via livestream and Skype sessions with youth in Afghanistan and other war-torn countries, to listen … View full post

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