Parks, Maps, Education, and Human Rights

5 segments
Hafsat Abiola, subject of the film "The Supreme Price," by Joanna Lipper. It's part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

On today’s show: Michael S. Roth, the president of Wesleyan University, defends the value of a liberal education in today’s world. We’ll take a look inside the cut-throat business of antiquarian map collecting and a startling criminal case of theft. Find out how Frederick Law Olmsted virtually created the field of landscape architecture. And we’ll talk about some films at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival—a look at the Abiola family and their role in Nigeria’s independence, and a series of documentaries smuggled out of war-torn Syria that reveal the chaos its people are forced to live in.