Program 716: Roman England; Ottoman Turkey; Crossing Boundaries

Release Date: 06-03-2023


Join us as we travel back in time to Roman England to consider what remains today from 400 years of Roman rule in Britain. Then hear about the most spectacular sites in Turkey to revel in the rich 600-year history of the Ottoman Empire. And listen in as a Palestinian raised in Jerusalem shares his hard-earned lessons for getting past polarization within one's own divided society.


  • Lorraine Dineen, tour guide from Winchcomb, in the English Cotswolds
  • Lale Surmen Aran, tour operator/guide based in Istanbul
  • Aziz Abu Sarah, author of "Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler's Guide to World Peace"  (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) 

Additional Info

Haiku Awards

Middle East Haiku

Petra 'sixty-five
Rode on horseback through canyon
Not one tourist there
— Tony Hunter, Del Mar, California 


Ruins throw shadows
across silent Roman stage.
Moonlit nights, ghosts play

Turquoise pools cascade
o'er milky travertine ledge.
How I long to wade.
— Teresa Janssen, Port Townsend, Washington


Mom covered head-toe
Dad in Western clothes with cap
Girl's shirt: "Wild Woman."
— Dena Taylor, Soquel, California

Program Extras

More with Aziz Abu Sarah - When Aziz Abu Sarah lived in Fairfax, Virginia, he found it to be a surprisingly diverse community, and a good place to learn about different cultures, without leaving the USA. (runs 1:57)