Program 435: Lessons from Europe; Refugee Crisis, Part 1

Release Date: 02-20-2016


Fred Plotkin, author of "Italy for the Gourmet Traveler," shares ideas he gleaned from the recent Milan Expo on how the world is tackling the challenges we face in feeding a growing planet. Then guests from Greece, Turkey, and Sweden share how their countries are dealing with an overwhelming number of immigrants, including those fleeing war in Syria.


  • Fred Plotkin, author of "Italy for the Gourmet Traveler" (Kyle Books)
  • Håkan Frändén, tour guide from Stockholm, Sweden
  • Lale Surmen Aran, tour guide from Istanbul, Turkey
  • Anastasia Gaitanou, tour guide from Thessalonika, Greece

Related Links

Haiku Awards

Delightful Marais,
An afternoon spent among
Lovers and lindens.
— Kristy Disch, Washington D. C.


I miss cobblestones,
the river and its bridges,
choosing meals by smell.
— James P-H Kotsybar, Lompoc, California


Jet lagged toddler says,
"Let's help Tokyo wake up."
Sunrise walk with Dad.
— Anthony Saint Clair, Eugene, Oregon