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Brent Roske is an Emmy nominated writer, producer, and director. He is currently putting on an original play, Lincoln's Last Interview which will be performed in the Capital Building in Des Moines on August 23. Mr Roske is also working on a film called "Chasing the Hill" starring Richard Schiff and Robin Weigert.

Engel is a Brooklyn based artist originally from Haiti who is the subject of the soon to be released documentary, "Someway, Somehow." A Swedish artist recently painted a portrait of Engel which last month was featured at the National Portrait Museum in London, England.  http://vimeo.com/30752622

Speaking Freely continues its series on Survivors of the Holocaust, being done in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Estelle Laughlin discusses the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when German forces, intending to liquidate the ghetto on April 19, 1943, were stunned by an armed uprising from Jewish fighters.

Andrew HollingerDirector of Communications at the United States Holocaust Museum, discusses the museum's founding and its mission.

Speaking Freely continues its series on survivors of the holocaust, being done in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Marcel Drimer was born in Drohobycz, Poland, a small town now part of the Ukraine. In 1943, a Ukrainian family hid Marcel and his family until Poland was liberated by the Soviet army.

Jacqueline Mendel Birn tells of how her family with the help of two members of the French underground were able to escape from Paris when the Germans took control of the city.

Speaking Freely continues its series on survivors of the holocaust, being done in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Julius Menn tells the story of how a Soviet soldier helped his family's escape from Poland to Tel Aviv during the German occupation of Poland.

Steven Fenves was born and raised in Yugoslavia. He is a survivor of Auschwitz. After the war, Mr. Fenves emigrated to the U.S. where he earned a PhD and then went on to have a 42-year academic career at the University of Illinois and later at Carnegie Mellon University.

Speaking Freely is doing a series on survivors of the holocaust. This series is being done in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.  This week's guests are Johanna Newman and Dora Klayman.

Ms. Newman tells of her family's escape from Germany to Albania during the second world war. http://www.ushmm.org/remember/office-of-survivor-affairs/survivor-volunteer/johanna-gerechter-neumann

Ms. Klayman discusses surviving the war in hiding with her brother in Ludbreg, Yugoslavia. http://www.ushmm.org/information/museum-programs-and-calendar/first-person-program/first-person-podcast/theodora-klayman-shelter-in-ludbreg

Rekha Basu is an opinion columnist for the Des Moines Register. She also appears weekly on the "Rekha's Voice" segment on KCWI TV. Her colunns cover politics, culture, human rights, and social justice.

Louise Lawrence Israels is a holocaust survivor. During the German occupation of the Netherlands, Louise and her family spent three years hiding in an attic apartment in Amsterdam. This interview is part of Speaking Freely's series on holocaust survivors being done in collaboration with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.

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Jimi Petulla & Brian Morrow on Speaking Freely with Dennis Raimond


Jimi Petulla is an American filmmaker, entrepreneur and educator who is known for his Mentor/Apprentice approach to learning. He is the founder and CEO of RRF, Inc., which offers mentor based courses in film, recording, and radio.

Brian Morrow is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Shark Pig in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently producing a film on the life of film director Hal Ashby.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Ashby

Robert C. Stowe is Executive Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and Manager of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements, both University-wide programs based in the Harvard Kennedy School. From December 2003 through June 2009, he was Associate Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, in the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Edgar Barens is the director and producer of the Academy Award nominated documentary film, Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall. the film follows the final months in the life of a terminally ill prisoner and the hospice volunteers, they themselves prisoners, who care for him.



Marianne WilliamsonMarianne Willamson is a best selling author having had four number one sellers on the NY Times best seller list. Ms. Willamson is currently running for the U.S. House of Representatives from California District 33. She is running as an independent.

Mary Willingham works in the Center for Student Success and Academic Counceling at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her research includes studies on the NCAA and university admission procedures with regards to college athletes, and thier gaps in basic skills. Ms.Willingham's research findings have recently been the subject of national news.

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