Friday, March 13, 2009

How we treat each other in hard times


I contributed a segment to this week's broadcast of The State We are In, a weekly program of Radio Netherlands. My segment begins at 6:30, but the rest the broadcast, which deals with how the Icelanders treated each other when their economy collapsed, is certainly worth a listen as well. I would like to thank WBUR at Boston University (my alma mater) for providing the studio and the technician.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Good program. Interestingly, the EU wanted Iceland to give them fishing rights in exchange for financial help. That died quickly. It was blatant blackmail.

cjryan2000 said...

I strongly believe that civility will be an important part of whatever form of transition occurs. Good to hear that WBUR is picking up on these themes.

Chris R.
The Localizer Blog

Bill Real said...

Great show, thanks for the link and comments Dmitri.

Anonymous said...

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