We talk with Lumah Mufleh about her spellbinding book, LEARNING AMERICA: One Woman’s Fight for Educational Justice for Refugee Children.
The global refugee population has more than doubled in the past decade. Over 83 million people have been forced to leave their homes – and that’s BEFORE Russia’s genocidal war on Ukraine that’s creating a tidal wave of additional refugees.
Their problems aren’t over even when – or if – they receive asylum in another country. Prejudice and resentment combine with indifference or worse to isolate refugees and thwart their chances for success. In the US, Kids who may be unable to read in English – or in any language due to having grown up without schooling – are thrown into inferior schools where their academic and social needs are ignored.
Lumah Mufleh decided to do something about it. She is a refugee herself. As a gay woman, she faces the death penalty if she returns to the country of her birth, Jordan. Her book, Learning America is a gripping account of her Fight for Educational Justice for Refugee Children. She is the founder and director of “The Fugees”, a non-profit organization devoted to working with child survivors of war.
Mufleh’s vision began as a soccer team and tutoring program, but has grown to include schools serving high school and middle school students in Clarkston, Georgia and Columbus, Ohio and has a program to train school districts in the Fugee approach.
Then, for Earth Day, we re-air our 2017 interview with NASA climate scientist Peter Kalmus about his book, Being the Change.
Monday, April 25 at 10:00 PM and archived.
Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse speaks with award-winning filmmaker and photographer Deborah Anderson, who is the director, producer, and writer of a new documentary, “Women of the White Buffalo.” The film explores the lives of some modern-day Native women, featuring nine women from the Lakota Nation ranging in age from 10 to 96.
In the second segment, Tiokasin speaks with Scott Frazier, a Santee and enrolled Crow Tribe citizen. They discuss the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park, which is taking place this year.
Tuesday, April 26 at 12:00 noon.
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Claire Cronin at 8:30 PM to talk about her new album “Bloodless” and her book, “Blue Light of the Screen: On Horror, Ghosts, and God.”
Idaho-based singer/songwriter/roots musician Eilen Jewell at 9:00 PM. She’s at Caramoor in Katonah May 14.
And at 9:30 the Americana/country band Massey Ferguson.
Tuesday evening, April 26.
Writers celebrate the poetry of Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Recorded this month at Canio’s Cultural Café in Sag Harbor. East End Ink is heard on the 4th and occasional 5th Wednesday each month.
Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 AM (repeat at 8:00 PM) and archived.
Radio Free Arcadia with Tom Poplawski New start time beginning Tuesday, April 26 is 11:35 PM.
JMS Jams with Justin Shay New start time beginning Wednesday, April 27 is 8:30 PM.
Underground Dispatch with DJ Daysix and Xavior Varien New start time beginning Wednesday, April 27 is 11:35 PM.
Mark Muller’s New Music Network New start time beginning Thursday, April 28 is 11:35 PM