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The Leonard Lopate Show

My Maasai Life

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Robin Wiszowaty talks about how she ended up leaving her middle-class American life to join an impoverished Maasai community in rural Kenya. In My Maasai Life: From Suburbia to Savannah, she explains why she wanted to break free of her suburban existence and discover something deeper, and how she ended up finding in it Africa.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Big Citizenship

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Alan Khazei, who founded the non-profit City Year with his friend, Michael Brown, talks about national service and social entrepreneurship. In Big Citizenship: How Pragmatic Idealism Can Bring Out the Best in America, he explores how social change could be achieved through Congress, popular movements, and motivated alliances of groups.

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