The State We're In 2011, Story of the Week

Series produced by Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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The State We're In, Story of the Week

Featuring first-person stories from around the world about how we treat each other.
The State We're In is a weekly radio program from Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

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32 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Canadian filmmaker Billie Mintz had his life savings stolen from him in a Ponzi scheme.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 30, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In the Dutch version of Christmas, Sinterklaas has a helper: Zwarte Piet or Black Peter. A white person with a wig of curly black hair, painted red...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
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Ashraf El-Hojouj is Palestinian and grew up in Libya. He was a medical intern when 400 babies were found to be infected with HIV.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
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Karen Winther wanted nothing more than to be a somebody when she was a teenager.

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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International marriages have sky rocketed over the years, and so have international divorces.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 24, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Tita Begashaw loves to laugh. In fact, she teaches people how to laugh till their sides ache.

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Geert Jan Jansen made a career out of faking paintings by great artists.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
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In 1943, Josephine Pratchett and her family were on board the RMS Laconia when it was torpedoed by a German U-Boat

Bought by PRX Remix, KUMD, and KUOW


  • Added: Nov 04, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Roland Doucette patrolled some of the toughest neighbourhoods in one of the most crime-ridden cities in America: New Orleans.

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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With the Occupy Wall St. movement growing, Gary Aguirre’s story couldn’t be more apt.

Bought by PRX Remix, WRPI, and KUMD


  • Added: Oct 20, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Swedish female comedian Zinat Pirzadeh experienced war, oppressive governments, forced marriage and more.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, PRX Remix, and KUMD


  • Added: Oct 14, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Jane Ekayu rehabilitates former child soldiers who were forced to join the Lord’s Resistance Army – or LRA in Uganda.

Bought by WRPI and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 07, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A Dutch woman unwittingly takes a suitcase holding a bomb on a flight to Tel Aviv.

Bought by WRPI, KUMD, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 30, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Shirin Juwaley tried to divorce her abusive husband. He responded by throwing acid in her face.

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Former US intelligence officer, Anthony Shaffer, speaks to Jonathan Groubert about his missions in Afghanistan.

Bought by PRX Remix and KUMD


  • Added: Sep 16, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The lives of two men cross during the Iran-Iraq war

Bought by PRX Remix and KUMD


  • Added: Sep 09, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Martha Rivera is a dedicated kindergarten teacher in Monterrey, Mexico.

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Sep 02, 2011
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Auto-rickshaw drivers in India don’t have the most sterling of reputations.

Bought by PRX Remix and KUMD


  • Added: Aug 26, 2011
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
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TSWI producer Chris Chambers was 31 when he interviewed the nonagenarian, self-styled ‘Queen of Romance” Barbara Cartland

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Nicole Sproncken in the Netherlands has adopted many graves of American soldiers from WWII.

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Aug 12, 2011
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1