Program 337: Plight of Indigenous Peoples; Beauty in a Broken World; Ever-Evolving Berlin
Release Date: 09-07-2013
Hear how Terry Tempest Williams found beauty in a broken world in Italy and where you'd least expect it, in Rwanda. Phil Borges tells us what he's learned from photographing indigenous people around the world. Also, Peter Wortsman returns with insights into why he loves the ever-evolving nature of Germany's capital city, Berlin.
- Photographer Phil Borges, author of "Tibet: Culture on the Edge" (Rizzoli)
- Author and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams, author of "Beauty in a Broken World" (Pantheon Books) and "When Women Were Birds" (Picador)
- Playwright Peter Wortsman, author of "Ghost Dance in Berlin" (Travelers Tales)
- Photographer Phil Borges has been photographing indigenous people around the world. Examples of his photography and links to his books are on his website, philborges.com.
- Terry Tempest Williams' accomplishments are listed on her Wikipedia entry. Her personal website is CoyoteClan.com.
- Terry Tempest Williams wrote "Finding Beauty in a Broken World" (Pantheon Books) in 2008.
- Peter Wortsman's book about Berlin is called "Ghost Dance In Berlin: A Rhapsody in Gray."
- The Jewish Museum in Berlin. Other major museum collections are part of the city's Museum Island.
- The Visit Berlin website has information on taking a Spree River cruise.
- Eisbein is the German name for pickled ham hocks, or pig knuckles, a traditional delicacy in Berlin.
Program 337 Extra #1 - Caller Sally from Pennsylvania asks Phil Borges about the impact of climate change on indigenous people in Tibet. (runs 2:44)
Program 337 Extra #2 - Rick and Terry Tempest Williams share thoughts about how time is valued in different societies, and Terry tells Rick what she loves about traveling, and about spending time alone. (runs 4:47)