New Podcast: Parveneh Vahidmanesh and Hasan Sarbakhshian

Hear a podcast of Iranian journalists Parveneh Vahidmanesh and Hasan Sarbakhshian speaking about being forced to leave their homeland.

Writer Parveneh Vahidmanesh and photojournalist Hasan Sarbakhshian, both Muslim, were forced to flee Iran because of their efforts to document the daily lives of Iranian Jews.Moment Magazine‘s November/December 2011 issue published a selection of the 2,000 photos they brought out with them–most of which had never before been published. Join Nadine Epstein, Moment‘s editor and publisher, as she interviews Vahidmanesh and Sarbakhshian about their experiences, shares their photographs and delves into the present-day lives of the approximately 20,000 Jews remaining in Iran.

Parveneh Vahidmanesh is a program officer and human rights activist at Freedom House, where she focuses on human rights for the future of Iran.

Hasan Sarbakhshian is among Iran’s most esteemed photographers and documentary filmmakers. He’s served as a photographer for the Associated Press for over a decade.

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Iran Podcast

New Podcast: Ari Schonbrun and Edie Lutnick

Hear the podcast from “9/11: A Time for Change” featuring authors Ari Schonbrun and Edie Lutnick.

The spiritually charged days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are called “The Ten Days of Repentance”–a time for deep introspection and personal change.

Ari Schonbrun, a Cantor Fitzgerald employee who changed his life after narrowly escaping death in the World Trade Center, reveals the power of creating meaningful connections that transcend differences in Miracles and Fate on ’78.

Edie Lutnick, co-founder and executive director of The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, turned her personal tragedy into an opportunity to repair the world, and has raised and distributed over 180 million dollars to over 800 families of 9/11 victims. Her book, An Unbreakable BondThe Untold Story of How the 658 Cantor Fitzgerald Families Faced the Tragedy of 9/11 and Beyond, recounts her tale.

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9/11 Podcast

New Podcast: Randy Cohen

Randy Cohen

Randy Cohen

Hear former New York Times “Ethicist” Randy Cohen answer ethical questions and speak about his book Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything.

For twelve years the New York Times‘ original “Ethicist” Randy Cohen helped readers locate their own internal ethical compasses. His new book deals with both everyday ethics and public policy–the moral problems we face as a society–using scenarios from his popular column as a guide to making moral choices.

Randy Cohen was the author of the popular “The Ethicist Column” in the New York Times for twelve years. He has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson 360 and NPR. He is currently the creator and host of “Person Place Thing,” a public radio show produced by WAMC.

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Cohen Podcast

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