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Program 659: Lyon; Building a Beloved Community; Influential Iceland
Release Date: 12-04-2021
A pair of French tour guides tell us why Lyon is one of their favorite places in France. Then the president of the social-justice nonprofit Sojourners describes how the example set by Martin Luther King, Jr., inspires his work within religious communities in America. And a journalist from Iceland points out his country's surprising degree of influence on the world stage.
- French tour guides Virginie Moré and Patrick Vidal
- Sojourners President Adam Russell Taylor, author of "A More Perfect Union" (Broadleaf Books)
- Egill Bjarnason, author of "How Iceland Changed the World" (Penguin Books)
- The Rick Steves online guide to Lyon.
- The Lyon Festival of Light begins on December 8, It started in 1852 as a symbol of its citizens coming together.
- Virginie Moré specializes in small group tours of Lyon and Burgundy.
- Tour guide Patrick Vidal lives in a 17th century stone house he's been renovating in Brittany.
- Sojourners President Adam Russell Taylor is the author of "A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community." He also posts blog commentaries at sojo.net.
- Egill Bjarnason is the author of "How Iceland Changed the World."
- Egill reported for the Associated Press on the importance of climate change issues in Iceland's recent election.
- The anti-incest dating app helps to determine how closely related Icelanders may actually be to one another.
More with Egill Bjarnason - Icelandic journalist Egill Bjarnason explains how an "anti-incest dating app" serves as a virtual lifeguard at the gene pool, to check your genealogy back dozens of generations, and show how closely related you may be to another Icelander. (runs 1:46)