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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 about the role of the Holocaust in the special US-Israel relationship, Israel’s occupation, and bearing witness while working in a high-level international post. (Produced by Tony Ernst and broadcast on WPKN January 13, 2016)

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Nature Wars: Jim Sterba

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Jim Sterba talks about his book Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds  in which he examines the last five hundred years of wildlife plundering, deforestation, conservation and suburban sprawl along with our “denatured” … View full post

Christina Nichol: Waiting for the Electricity


What a wonderful first novel Christina Nichol has written! Waiting for the Electricity, first published in 2014 by Overlook Press and now available in  paperback, is set in post-Soviet Georgia.  It’s a most unusual story about a strange, fascinating country. If, … View full post

Raza Rumi on hospitality


A Tidings conversation about hospitality, friendship and loyalty with Raza Rumi, a Pakistani journalist, blogger, author of Delhi by Heart: Impressions of a Pakistani traveller and follower of Sufi thought.  The subject of hospitality holds a certain irony for Raza … View full post

Beggars and begging


In this newly updated version, here are lively conversations and commentary about beggars and begging, a subject I discovered was far deeper and provocative than I could have known before I embarked on this exploration.” More at this illustrated Tidings blog.

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 … View full post

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Freud’s couch

Yusuf and the story of Batir

Yusuf’s story is relatively simple: before 1967, Batir was in Jordan. After the Six Day War, it became part of Israel’s occupied territories. Until two years ago, Yusuf was able to move and work between Batir and Israel. Today, Batir … View full post

Beggars and begging on blog

Like tipping, the subject of another early Tidings program, begging creates an unequal relationship between giver and receiver, an unbalanced one-way exchange with the amount of money transferred depending on the generosity and intentions of the donor with the receiver having … View full post

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


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

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