Did you miss Norman B’s poignant recollections and interviews with the sadly departed David Bowie? Perhaps you forgot to tune in to hear award-winning author, Colin Woodard talk about his timely new book, American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good. Or, were you distracted when Robert Hunziker a freelance writer and environmental journalist insisted the next Presidential election will be the most important in our lifetime? The acclaimed caricaturist, Steve Brodner has appeared on the program a number of times, we hope you didn’t miss his graphic description of Mr. Trump? Dr. Rogy Masri, of Doctors Without Borders explained in gut-wrenching detail his work with vulnerable migrants and refugees in Tripoli, Lebanon. A compelling account you need to hear. Noted gay activist, Peter Tatchell made a controversial decision in a landmark case, his explaination may surprise you. Singer-songwriter, Amy Rigby, talked openly about love and relationships. These are just a few of the insightful and often moving interviews you could have accidently missed. Norman B’s engaging interviews with authors, including Nicholas Petrie, George Hodgman, Katherine Zoepf, Rebecca Scherm, Jon Macks and Lynsey Addario, to name just a few are essential listening. Then, there is the wonderful new music Norman B selects, it would be a shame if you missed any, including: Polyenso, Wolftyla Max Jury, Annabel Jones, Fleurie, Sorcha Richardson, Zuzu and Siv Jakobsen.
Category Archives: Doctors Without Borders
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“Our patients come to us with rat and other vermin bites, scabies, lice, skin ailments, colds, and congestion. Conditions that are easily treated.” These are the words of Dr. Rogy Masri, of Doctors Without Borders, currently working in Tripoli, Lebanon. Vulnerable migrants and refugees in Tripoli are living in appalling conditions explains Dr. Masri in a conversation with Norman B. The Canadian physician believes his professional training should be used unselfishly to help those less fortunate than himself. Thankfully Rogy is not alone, Doctors Without Borders are actively engaged around the globe, giving medical aid where it is needed most. The picture Rogy Masri paints so vividly of his daily life in Tripoli, is fraught with all manner of complications…his pager kept sounding during the interview…after the recording was over he explained to Norman B that security for the facility he was in were warning of potential violence breaking out any moment. The doctor was advised to seek safe cover. Doctors Without Borders do crucial work, they are neutral and impartial. We are honored to be able to share one doctor’s story with you.
“The quality of new music output from talented young artists, continues to impress me.” Says Norman B. In the second half of the program, he introduces new discovery, Polyenso, a three-member outfit who hail from St. Petersburg, Florida. “A lot of music comes, my way,” says Mr. B, “I played Polyenso’s Let It Go, then I played it again and again and well, I played it enough times to prompt my producer to suggest we find out more about the band.” In record time, an interview was arranged, Polyenso’s Alex Schultz joins the program.