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51% Show # 1001


Albany, NY – The Holocaust is a tragedy that has marked the lives of millions of people...and the generations that have come after them. It's also the glue that holds many people together, a common scar that no one else can understand. And every three years, some of those survivors gather in upstate New York with the children and grandchildren to talk about what it means.
We'll let them talk for themselves...we begin with Ruth Oppenheim.

10:00 Jews

There are many such gatherings around the country, with one of them, the Kindertransport Association, scheduled for October in Florida.

Coming up on 51%..more stories of learning from the past...this time from a Chinese restaurant in the UK.

If you missed part of our show, you can listen to 51% anytime. Just download our podcast at wamc.org or call 1-800-323-9262 to order a CD - you'll need to know the program number. This week's show is #1001.

Sometimes we begin to understand our families only after we find some common ground with them. For Helen Tse, that common ground is food. A lawyer in the UK by profession, Tse opened a Chinese restaurant with her two sisters. Sweet Mandarin, as they called it, not only is a business...it is what helped Helen understand her grandmother, Lily Kwok. Lily's remarkable life has led to a book named after the restaurant.

5:09 Sweet Mandarin

The book is Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse...that's TSE. It is published by St. Martin's Press.

As part of our National Science Foundation, The Sounds of Progress series, narrator Kate Mulgrew profiles Emily Roebling. Her name may be familiar...but you'll be surprised to find out just how she's tied to the history of New York City.

2:00 NSF #8 Roebling

If you'd like to find out more or hear more in this series, visit www.womeninscience.org.

And finally today, a story of musical generations. D-Mae Roberts has the story.

5:00 Aishu - Roberts PRX