Archive - January 30, 2015

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Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet in MORE Magazine
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A letter from Kristi Davis (Ethiopia 1969–72)
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Posh Corps: Not Just a Film

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet in MORE Magazine

MORE, a magazine for women of style and substance, carries a monthly article entitled “Real-Life Reinvention Secrets” and in the February issue Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Western Samoa 1981-83) is featured as a  new leader with a new look. Carrie talks about dressing so that today she is “equally comfortable in a boardroom or a mud hut.” Carrie also talks about going from deputy director “where I wore pants, flats and ethnic jackets, with my hair in a ponytail” to meetings on the Hill or with ambassadors, “so I needed a more professional look.” Check it out on page 108 of the current issue of MORE. http://www.more.com/news/personalities/carrie-hessler-radelet-peace-corps-director

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A letter from Kristi Davis (Ethiopia 1969–72)

Kristi Davis was a TESL teacher in Debra Tabor, Ethiopia from 1969–70, and then a game warden at Lakes Shalla and  Abiata from 1970 to 1972. Here is a letter she wrote to her parents from Debra Tabor  Oct. 10, 1969 shortly after she arrived. • It’s more amazing here every day . . . the atmosphere, that is. I look out the window while I’m steaming plum pudding and see men riding by with capes flying back and scarves tied in back that look like white wigs, and I think I’m living in an early American time . . . or I can walk into the living room and it will be the old West with a large fireplace, skin rug, and kerosene lamp . . . or I can pull seeds out of cotton and become a pilgrim beginning to spin, or 1600 Salem and the witch scare when the wizard next door starts . . .

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Posh Corps: Not Just a Film

We heard recently from Alan Toth (South Africa 2010-12) about his new ventures with Posh Corps and I asked him to detail the developments of his very fine film ventures about Peace Corps work. Posh Corps: not just a film anymore Several months ago, Socorra Camposanto (Morocco 2010-12), the audio producer and composer at Posh Corps, Socorra Camposanto first approached me about the idea of doing a regular podcast of Peace Corps  stories. It was a great idea. What many people likely don’t realize, is that the Posh Corps team has shot about 100 interviews with returned volunteers over the last two years, for our web series, Posh Corps Shorts. Due to difficulties getting B-roll, or high quality photos, most of these interviews could not be used. Podcasting has no need for B-roll, so we finally have a forum for these volunteer stories. The next episode will feature interviews with evacuated volunteers from . . .

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