Stress and Relief

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Friday, November 25, 2011

For today's show, we're replaying some of our favorite recent interviews. First: Goldie Hawn tells us about her four-decade career and how she’s survived some pretty stressful situations. Then, war correspondent Janine di Giovanni describes her time covering people caught in conflicts in places like East Timor, Afghanistan and Somalia. We’ll talk to a former prison inmate who now advises inmates and their families for what they can expect during times of incarceration and how to prepare for their release. Plus, Caryl Phillips explores the impact that 9/11 has had on the experience of immigration.

Goldie Hawn

Academy Award-winner Goldie Hawn talks about her days as a dancer, her acting career, taking on the roles of producer and director, and her interest in meditation and the mind. Her latest book, 10 Mindful Minutes  is about the Hawn Foundation’s MindUP program, which teaches children social and emotional skills. She explains the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness.


Love and War

War correspondent Janine di Giovanni discusses covering war zones—from Sarajevo to East Timor, from Sierra Leone to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia. Her memoir Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War, and Redemption is an account of her time reporting on war around the world, and of meeting and starting a family with a fellow war reporter. She writes honesty about his struggles with physical and emotional pain, and the toll that takes on their life together.

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Custodial Coaching

Prison and criminal justice consultant and coach Wendy Feldman talks about working with people to prepare for incarceration, serve their sentences and re-enter society. She tells of her own experience serving time in a federal prison camp and halfway house, and how it shaped her belief that prison should be a transformational experience. Her program, Custodial Coaching, collaborates with Las Encinas Hospital, The Ranch, Elements Treatment Centers, Promises and others.

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Caryl Phillips on Race, Culture, and Belonging

Born in St. Kitts and brought up in the UK, Caryl Phillips has written about and explored the experience of migration for more than 30 years through his novels, plays, and essays. In Color Me English: Thought About Migrations and Belonging Before and After 9/11 he reflects on the shifting notions of race, culture, and belonging before and after the September 11 attacks.

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