Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Listen to 'Half the Sky' Authors Kristof & WuDunn

If you missed them on 'Oprah,' you can hear Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, husband/wife authors of the acclaimed new bestseller, "Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," on this wonderful hour-long Blog Talk Radio segment.

It's hosted by the South Asian Journalists Association, at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and moderated by Newsweek International contributing editor Vibhuti Patel.

The trio address the book's theme: the emerging role of women in developing countries.

Kristof's topnotch New York Times videojournalism, often about women's struggles in Third World countries, has been frequently showcased on KobreGuide.

Here's a sampler:

* Acid Attacks
Women in Pakistan are being subjected to an alarming kind of terrorism, often inflicted by their own husbands.

* The Face of Slavery
Meet Long Pross, a teenager who was tortured and forced into sexual slavery in Cambodia. She's recuperating now, but how can we rescue other girls like her?

* A Dirty Job
Compared to scavenging in a toxic garbage dump, working in an oppressive sweatshop can seem like a cherished dream.

* My Personal Foreign Aid Program
Columnist Nicholas D. Kristof travels to the Dominican Republic to assess the merits of his Plan USA sponsorship of a local child.

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