Studio 619 for November 25, 2007

by scrosby on November 25, 2007

UNICEF’s Concert for Peace

The UNICEF chapter of the University of Louisville is shedding light on the Darfur region of Sudan with a benefit concert on December 1, 2007 at 7:30pm. Grammy-nominated soprano Caroline Worra will join the Asyla Ensemble in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. The UNICEF Concert for Peace will be at St. Francis in the Fields, and will also feature special guest speaker Nick Clooney.

“Meeting Resistance”

How would you feel if the United States was suddenly occupied by another country’s military? What would you do if military tanks rolled down your street? A film by Steve Connors and Louisvillian Molly Bingham discusses what hasn’t been examined before now – how the Iraqis feel about the occupation of their country. Meeting Resistance is traveling the country, and is due in Louisville November 30 through December 2.

Jon Entine

Have you ever wondered what secrets your genes hold? Medical mysteries, hidden ancestors, or clues to your personality quirks? After his sister was diagnosed with a type of breast cancer common to Ashkenazi Jews, author Jon Entine set out on a quest trace the common DNA ancestry of the world’s Jews.

In his latest book, “Abraham’s Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People”, Entine writes about his search and the possibilities DNA research holds for theories of race, intelligence and identity. Join WFPL’s Robin Fisher as she talks with Entine about his book.

Thanksgivings from WFPL

Some WFPL staff members took a few moments this week to record their holiday musings. As a way to wrap up your Thanksgiving weekend, or start the holiday season, here’s a portion of those thoughts.

Listen to the show.

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