Program 441: Armenian Odyssey; Babushkas of Chernobyl; Greening Up India
Release Date: 04-23-2016
Find out about a group of grandmothers who are defying the odds by living in Chernobyl. Then learn how environmental problems in India are making us rethink how we tackle the challenges of climate change while feeding a growing population. And hear how one woman retraced the journey her grandfather once took in order to survive the Armenian genocide.
- Dawn Anahid MacKeen, author of "The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Holly Morris, producer and director of the documentary "The Babushkas of Chernobyl"
- Meera Subramanian, author of "A River Runs Again" (Public Affairs Books)
- Dawn Anahid MacKeen retraces her grandfather Stepan Miskjian's exodus to escape the 1915 Armenian genocide, in her book The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey.
- Holly Morris has produced a documentary film about "The Babushkas of Chernobyl."
- The numbers of women living inside the Exclusion Zone has fallen to about 100, since Holly Morris wrote an article about them for The Telegraph in 2012. She's also presented a TED talk about the women living at Chernobyl.
- Meera Subramanian is the author of A River Runs Again. She provides frequent observations about India in her blog postings.
- Meera Subramanian has lived at the Aprovecho sustainable living community near Cottage Grove, Oregon.
- CNN reports on the "Rainman of Rajasthan."
- Meera contributes to the "Killing the Buddha" online magazine.