Program 679: Nordic Roots; Dutch Towns; Bridge to Nicaragua

Release Date: 06-18-2022


Hear how the characters of Nordic mythology can help you better understand the past, and how they influence the epic tales that entertain us today. Discover Dutch towns to explore beyond Amsterdam where you can view technological marvels as well as medieval charm. Also, find out how tourism in Nicaragua is trying to rebound from multiple setbacks, one rural homestay at a time.


  • Lori Erickson, author of "Soul of the Family Tree" (Westminster John Knox Press)
  • Dutch tour guide Rolinka Bloeming
  • Tim Tendick, Dutch-American tour guide to Europe
  • Penny Reid, author of “Bridging: Languages, Cultures and My Life” (self-published)
  • Call-out to Ernesto Ocampo at Agualí Biological Station in Matagalpa, Nicaragua

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Program Extras

More with Lori Erickson - Lori Erickson explains why she is fascinated by Odin, “the father of the gods” in Norse mythology. (runs 1:53)

More with Ernesto Ocampo - Rick asks Ernesto Ocampo why some “NGOs” (non-governmental organizations) are not looked on favorably by the government in Nicaragua. (runs 2:02)