Healing Powers

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

On today’s show, psychologist Susan Clancy talks about her book The Trauma Myth, which has stirred up quite a firestorm because of her complex take on sexual abuse. Then, Paula Butturini discusses the challenges her marriage faced after her husband was shot and nearly killed by sniper fire while he was reporting in Romania. And mystery writer Henning Mankell on his latest thriller The Man from Beijing. Plus, we'll get an update on Haiti, and on our latest Underreported segment we'll look at the challenges facing the millions of Iraqi refugees who have yet to return home.

The Trauma Myth

Psychologist Susan Clancy reports on years of research and argues that it’s not sexual abuse itself that causes trauma but rather the narrative that is imposed on the abuse experience.

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Keeping the Feast

Paula Butturini talks about the healing powers of sharing of food around the family table. After her husband John was shot and nearly killed by sniper fire while reporting on an uprising in Romania, the recovery process was complicated and difficult. She writes about it in Keeping the Feast: ...

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The Man from Beijing

Henning Mankell discusses his new global thriller, The Man from Beijing. The novel tells the story of a massacre in the Swedish hamlet of Hesjövallen, and the investigation that leads to Beijing, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, as well back 150 years into the history of the slave trade between China ...


Haiti Update: Preparing for the Rainy Season

Last week, heavy rains complicated aid efforts in Haiti. Dominic MacSorley, the Emergency Operations Director for Concern Worldwide, joins us from Port-au-Prince to explain how aid organizations there are preparing for rainy season that’s just a few months away. We’ll also get an update on how aid efforts ...

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Underreported: Iraq's Ongoing Refugee Crisis

A new report by the International Rescue Committee has found that many Iraqi refugees have yet to return home, even as the war enters its seventh year. Many are scattered inside Iraq, but also in Jordan and Syria. For today’s Underreported segment, we’ll speak with Bob ...

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Leonard's Questions: Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell has a preference for classical music. Find out more of his favorites.


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