Archive - November 16, 2011

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RPCV Writers–Hessler and Erdman–on Wisconsin Public Radio
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National Public Service Museum and Student Center planned with a spot for the Public Service Volunteer Experience

RPCV Writers–Hessler and Erdman–on Wisconsin Public Radio

Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders is a live one-hour weekday global cultural affairs program with a focus on the future. It is broadcast from Wisconsin Public Radio and hosted by Jean Feraca. Its mission is described on the website (http://www.wpr.org/hereonearth/aboutus.cfm). Yesterday’s broadcast focused on Peace Corps writers  Sarah Erdman (Cote d’Ivoire 1998-2000), author of Nine Hills to Nambonkaha,  and Peter Hessler (China  1996-98), who wrote River Town and two other books on China. To listen to the program, go to:http://wpr.org/hereonearth/archive_111115k.cfm This program is an hour long and several RPCVs ‘call in’  so the discussion goes beyond books to the Peace Corps experience, and what has happened to all of us! It is terrific show. Sarah and Peter did a great job talking about their books and their tours. In true Peace Corps spirit, Sarah calls in to the program from Brussels where she is at the moment,  and Peter was on his cell phone from downtown . . .

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National Public Service Museum and Student Center planned with a spot for the Public Service Volunteer Experience

ASPA is the American Society for Public Administration. The organization’s website is: http://www.aspanet.org/scriptcontent/index.cfm The ASPA Board has endorsed the goal of “establishing a National Public Service Museum and Student Center to serve as a place for American Youth to learn about the current challenges and past accomplishments of public servants.” In an article in the August/September 2011 issue of The ASPA Times, Richard Baum, Chair of the ASPA Museum Project Team, describes the project in detail: “The Museum, to be based in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, would present information abut government policies and programs in a dynamic, interactive manner, taking a page from newer museums, such as the journalism focused Washington -based Newseum. It would serve as a place for youth, through class or family visits, to gain a better understanding of what government actually does and how and it does it”… The new Museum will show the government’s . . .

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