• Mesa Pública: “Remembering the Past for Building the Future” with Jean-Marie Simon (RADIO)
    Writer and photographer, Jean-Marie Simon joins us to discuss her book “Guatemala: Eternal Primavera, Eterna Tiranía [Eternal Spring: Eternal Tyranny].” We’ll speak to Simon about her work documenting human rights violations during Guatemala’s civil war in the 1980s, how her photos created a historical memory of the armed conflict and her use of the website Kickstarter to fund her new book’s publication. On eve of Guatemala’s Peace Accords, we have a conversation with Simon about what the future holds for a country where many still do not acknowledge its past.
  • Next Week on Mesa Pública “The Power of Testimonies and Memory in Remaking the Past” with Laurie Levinger
    “The Power of Testimonies and Memory in Remaking the Past” with Laurie Levinger. A retired social worker and writer, Laurie Levinger joins us to discuss her book “¿Cual Guerra? Testimonios de Sobrevivientes Mayas [What War? Testimonies of Maya Survivors].” We’ll speak to Levinger about her work recording testimonies of students who were impacted by Guatemala’s civil war. Levinger will discuss how her book helps create a historical memory of the armed conflict in aims to bring hope for the future. Recollecting the past, we have a conversation with Levinger about the importance of documenting first-hand accounts of young survivors as a way of reminding us of the true cost of war.
  • Join us on Mesa Pública's Next Radio Show: “Project Somos Children’s Village: Creating a Space for Children to Live and Learn”
    “Project Somos Children’s Village: Creating a Space for Children to Live and Learn” with Heather Knox and Greg Kemp. Heather Knox and Greg Kemp join us to discuss their ongoing project in the city of Tecpán, Guatemala. After serving as volunteers for years in non-profits in India, Honduras, Jamaica, and Guatemala they decided to start a children’s village called Project Somos in Guatemala.  We’ll speak to this couple from Canada who drove all the way to Guatemala to pursue their idea of creating a space for children to live and learn in an ecologically sustainable and supportive environment. 
  • Jan 30 on Mesa Pública “Lessons From Guatemala: What Can Be Learned From The 1954 Coup?” With Timothy Smith
      MESA PÚBLICA This weekly show features guests, news, discussions, commentary and analysis about current and cultural events in Central America. Mon, Jan 30, ...
  • HablaGuate
    “GUATEMALA CITY: THE CENTRO HISTERICO OF ITS TIME” WITH TRUDY MERCADAL. Cultural studies professor Trudy Mercadal joins us to talk about hip-hop, blogging, her relationship with Guatemala and the cultural “pulse” and awakening of the country’s art scene.
  • A Glance at Granito de Arena as Activism with Pamela Yates
    Pamela Yates joins us to discuss her newest documentary “Granito de Arena: En Busca de la Verdad y Justicia en Guatemala”. The film follows Pamela’s journey for justice in Guatemala and the use of her film to press charges against former president and general José Efraín Rios Montt. We’ll speak to Pamela about the making of the film and current developments since its release.
  • Mesa Púbilca Radio Show: The Remilitarization of Guatemala and Central America
    The Marines are deployed as part of Operation Martillo, a broader effort started last Jan. 15 to stop drug dealers in airplanes or boats along the Central American coast. 
  • Innovations: Finding Solutions to Guatemala’s Malnutrition Challenge
    Mesa Pública's next show on September 24, 2012 is called “Innovations: Finding Solutions to Guatemala’s Malnutrition Challenge” with our special guest: Edward Fischer, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is also the founder of the Maní+ malnutrition project in Guatemala.  
  • Next on Mesa Pública: “Living on One Dollar – a Journey into Guatemala’s Poverty problem” (Audio)
    Monday's show is called “Living on One Dollar – A Journey Into Guatemala’s Poverty Problem” with our special guests: Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci. Zach and Chris are Executive Directors and Co-Founders of Living on One. The company's first feature film, Into Poverty: Living on One Dollar, follows the journey of Zach, Chris and two filmmakers as they try to live on just $1 a day for eight weeks in rural Guatemala. The film's teaser videos have received over 580,000 views on YouTube, and the project has been featured in the Huffington Post and at TEDx Buenos Aires. Zach and Chris are currently touring the country speaking and hosting screenings of the film at 25 universities and 8 major cities around the U.S. 
  • Mesa Pública Interviews Andrew Feldman, As Green As It Gets
    Today’s show is called “Sustainable Economic Development and Direct Trade in Guatemala” with our special guest: Andrew Feldman. Andrew is the director of As Green As It Gets, an organization he joined in 2011. He was drawn to its comprehensive approach to sustainable economic development and close integration with communities they work with in Guatemala. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Yale University.

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