Program 337a: Indigenous Plight; Beauty in a Broken World; Ever-Evolving Berlin

Release Date: 09-10-2016


Hear how author Terry Tempest Williams finds beauty in a broken world through the people she's met in her travels to Italy and Rwanda. Also, Phil Borges reveals what he's learned from photographing indigenous people around the world, and playwright Peter Wortsman tells us why he loves the ever-evolving nature of 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)

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Program Extras

More with Phil Borges - Caller Sally from Pennsylvania asks Phil Borges about the impact of climate change on indigenous people in Tibet. (runs 2:43)

More with Terry Tempest Williams - Rick and Terry Tempest Williams share thoughts about how time is valued in different societies. Terry tells Rick what she loves about traveling, and how she shapes her time according to the seasons, to give her adequate time alone. (runs 4:47)