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
- Fred Plotkin is author of "Italy for the Gourmet Traveler" and "Opera 101."
- An overview of the 2015 Milan Expo.
- Avaaz is the international organization Anastasia mentions that is spearheading online petitions on behalf of refugees, including one to nominate relief volunteers for the next Nobel Peace Prize.
- The Frontex agency of the EU maps out immigration trends in the Mediterranean region.
- The Economist places the Nordic countries at the top of its list of fully democratic nations.
- Lale Surmen Aran runs SRM Travel in Istanbul, which specializes in guided tours in Turkey.
- Anastasia Gaitanou has a listing at the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations.
- Håkan Frändén is an authorized local guide in Stockholm.
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