Archive - February 2015

1
Do you have a good moringa recipe?
2
Best Peace Corps Book of Photography for 2014
3
Best Peace Corps Poetry Book for 2014
4
Best Peace Corps Travel Book for 2014
5
Feast & Sacrifice First Partnered Production of Posh Corps
6
Best Peace Corps Children's Book for 2014
7
More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About The RPCVs Who Won On Wheel of Fortune
8
Carrie Hessler-Radelet (and husband) Recognized as "Power Couple" by Global Development Website
9
Peace Corps Memoirs Published in 2014
10
Can You Guess the Names of the RPCVs who won Wheel of Fortune Tonight?

Do you have a good moringa recipe?

Michelle Chirby (Benin 2012–14) wrote to Peace Corps Worldwide: I met Marian at an RPVC event in Oakland last night, and I wanted to reach out regarding an opportunity that I think may interest your community of bloggers. I am an RPCV (Benin, 2012-2014) who worked often with moringa — a ubiquitous tree in West Africa (and most of the global south), known from its nutritional value and many other special uses. Now I work for Kuli Kuli, an Oakland-based start-up company founded by Lisa Curtis (Niger 2010) that sources moringa from women-owned farming cooperatives in Ghana. We make “superfood” products with moringa, while also partnering with an NGO on the ground to address malnutrition in the rural communities from which we source moringa. Next month, Kuli Kuli is launching its Organic Moringa Powder in stores, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a recipe competition for chefs and/or bloggers to create . . .

Read More

Best Peace Corps Book of Photography for 2014

The Award for Best Photography Book was first presented in 2009. This award for the best Photography Book was first presented in 2009. (If your Peace Corps photography book is not listed, and it was published in 2014, please email me at: jcoyneone@gmail.com.) Nominate your favorite book by emailing: jcoyneone@gmail.com The Award for Best Photography Book Timeless Photography of Rowland Scherman Foreword by Judy Collins by Rowland Scherman (PC Staff 1961-64) Peter E. Randall Publisher 2014

Read More

Best Peace Corps Poetry Book for 2014

This award for the best poetry book was first presented in 1997. (If your Peace Corps book of poems is not listed, and it was published in 2014, please email me at: jcoyneone@gmail.com.) Nominate your favorite book by emailing: jcoyneone@gmail.com The Award for Best Poetry Book Every State Has Its Own Light by Sandra Storey (Thailand 1968-71) Word Poetry October 2014 Shaker Lane: Poems Beneath My Feet by Robert F. Nicholas (Philippines 1968-70) CreateSpace Januray 2014 Church of the Adagio: Poems by Philip Dacey (Nigeria 1963-65) Rain Mountian Press July 2014 The Consolations by John W. Evans (Bangladesh 1999-01) Trio House Press March 2014

Read More

Best Peace Corps Travel Book for 2014

The award for Best Travel Book was first presented in 2001. (If your Peace Corps travel book is not listed, and it was published in 2014, please email me at: jcoyneone@gmail.com.) Nominate your favorite book by emailing: jcoyneone@gmail.com The Award for Best Travel Book 100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay before You Die by Kristen Hare (Guyana 2000-02) St. Louis: Reedy Press June 2014

Read More

Feast & Sacrifice First Partnered Production of Posh Corps

Alan Toth (South Africa 2010-12) who created Posh Corps Website has announced their first RPCV partnered production, Feast & Sacrifice.  As Alan writes, “Feast & Sacrifice is a remarkable film by RPCV Clare Major, about a family in Senegal struggling with rapid globalization. We talk a lot about Peace Corps Volunteers, but this may be the first film to focus on a Peace Corps host family.” This award winning film includes educational commentary about Peace Corps service in Senegal, and it is  available at poshcorps.com. A graduate of the University of Texas Austin’s Radio-TV-Film department and of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s documentary program, Clare Major (Senegal 2004-06) has been freelancing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2007, working in both video production and postproduction. She has worked for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, and Adobe Systems, among others. In the Peace Corps . . .

Read More

Best Peace Corps Children's Book for 2014

The award for Best Children’s Book was first presented in 2001. (If your Peace Corps children’sl book is not listed, and it was published in 2014, please email me at: jcoyneone@gmail.com.) Nominate your favorite book by emailing: jcoyneone@gmail.com The Award for Best Children’s Book Mr. McSnipper and Other Verses (poetry for children 9 and up) by Robert F. Nicholas (Philippines 1968-70) CreateSpace Januray 2014 A Hitch at the Fairmont (Mystery for children 8-12) by Jim Averbeck (Cameroon 1990-94), illustrated by Nick Bertozzi Atheneum Books for Young Readers June 2014 I Know How to Hola For children starting language-immersion school. (English and Spanish Edition) by Susanne Aspley (Thailand 1989-91), illustrated by Lucas Richards Self-published Lost Girl Found by Leah Bassoff and Laura DeLuca (Kenya 1987-89) Groundwood Books 2014

Read More

More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About The RPCVs Who Won On Wheel of Fortune

Tuolumne County native competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ By Lacey Peterson, The Union Democrat February 10, 2015 02:30 pm Tuolumne native Ben Fairfield and his wife, Lisa Chuang Fairfield, now of Hawaii, will be contestants on “Wheel of Fortune” Thursday night. Courtesy photo. Tuolumne County native Ben Fairfield will be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune on Thursday. Fairfield, 33, and his wife, Lisa Chuang Fairfield, 32, of Oahu, were selected as contestants on a couples episode of Wheel of Fortune that was taped in Hawaii. It will air at 7:30 p.m. on KXTV or CBS. Check local listings or go online to www.wheeloffortune.com and click, “Find your Station.” Fairfield grew up in Tuolumne and is the son of Paul and Julie Fairfield, of Tuolumne. He attended Mother Lode Christian School and graduated as co-valedictorian in 2000. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Azusa Pacific University in 2004. Fairfield earned his . . .

Read More

Carrie Hessler-Radelet (and husband) Recognized as "Power Couple" by Global Development Website

Devex, the global development website picked the 7 top ‘power couples in development’ and our own Carrie Hessler-Radelet and her husband, Steve, came in #6. Devex wrote: As we gear up for Valentine’s Day, Devex is celebrating power couples making an impact on today’s most pressing global issues. Check out our list of seven top power couples in development. Carrie Hessler-Radelet and husband Steve are a D.C.-based power couple. Carrie Hessler-Radelet was appointed as the U.S. Peace Corps director in 2014, spearheading a revamp in the volunteer organization’s application and selection process. Steve Radelet is the chief economist for USAID, after serving as deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Africa, the Middle East and Asia from 2000 to 2002 and a brief stint at Center for Global Development as a senior fellow. Fast fact: Steve Radelet and Carrie Hessler-Radelet served together in the Peace Corps in Western Samoa, now . . .

Read More

Peace Corps Memoirs Published in 2014

Following is a list of the 2014 memoirs written by RPCVs. Nominate books from this list for the Moritz Thomsen Peace Corps Experience Award. (If your Peace Corps memoir is not listed, and it was published in 2014, please email me at: jcoyneone@gmail.com.) Nominate your favorite book by emailing: jcoyneone@gmail.com THE PEACE CORPS EXPERIENCE AWARD was initiated in 1992. It is presented annually to a Peace Corps Volunteer or staff member for the best depiction of life in the Peace Corps. It can be a personal essay, story, novella, poem, letter, cartoon, song or memoir. The subject matter can be any aspect of the Peace Corps experience – daily life, assignment, travel, host country nationals, other Volunteers, readjustment. In 1997, this award was renamed to honor Moritz Thomsen (Ecuador 1965-67) whose Living Poor has been widely cited as an outstanding telling of the essence of the Peace Corps experience. The . . .

Read More

Can You Guess the Names of the RPCVs who won Wheel of Fortune Tonight?

An RPCV Thailand couple tonight, (2/12/15) won the game with $15,000, and the Bonus round for another $32,000….. From Hawaii, they are just married. They also won a trip to Chine! The last time the Peace Corps made a prime time debut was on Jeopardy when Matt Losak (Lesotho 1985-88; staff NYRO and HQ ‘1992-97) placed the agency in a category for the 35th Anniversary.

Read More

Copyright © 2019. Peace Corps Worldwide.