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Ideas Matter: New Hampshire Humanities Council and The Story of A Pumpkin

    We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

This morning we spotlight the New Hampshire Humanities Council and their work with Bhutanese refugees and The Story of a Pumpkin a traditional tale from Bhutan retold by Hari Tiwari.

Terry Farish and Tika Acharya join us.

Terry Farish coordinates the New Hampshire Humanities Council literacy program, Connections and directs the Council’s Bilingual Book Project. She is also a children’s and young adult book writer. Her most recent book is The Good Braider, a novel of South Sudan and Portland, Maine.

Tika Acharya is the executive director of the Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire, a nonprofit organization committed to empowering newly-arrived Bhutanese refugees in New Hampshire . Tika is also a founding member of the Nepali Learning Program in Concord, and a New Hampshire Refugee Congress Member of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – USA.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.
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