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)
- 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.
- Phil Borges has produced an online documentary series, "Crazywise," about the effects of shamanism on mental health.
- Terry Tempest Williams' accomplishments are listed on her Wikipedia entry. Her personal website is CoyoteClan.com. Her latest book, "The Hour of Land," is called "a personal topography of America's National Parks."
- Terry Tempest Williams wrote "Finding Beauty in a Broken World" (Pantheon Books) in 2008.
- The publisher's website for Terry Tempest Williams' book, "When Women Were Birds," includes reviews and an excerpt from her book.
- Peter Wortsman's book about Berlin is called "Ghost Dance In Berlin: A Rhapsody in Gray."
- Archipelago Books has links to classic works Peter Wortsman has translated from German.
- Berlin's Museum of Film and Television includes an extensive Marlene Dietrich collection.
- Information on the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Other major museum collections are part of the city's Museum Island.
- The Berlin.de 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.
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)