#1713: Zain Asher on 'Where the Children Take Us' | 51%

May 20, 2022 00:34:37
#1713: Zain Asher on 'Where the Children Take Us' | 51%
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#1713: Zain Asher on 'Where the Children Take Us' | 51%
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Show Notes

On this week’s 51%, we bring you tales of resilience. Zain Asher of CNN International discusses her new book, Where the Children Take Us: How One Family Achieved the Unimaginable, and reflects on her mother’s strength as an immigrant and single mother in South London. Also, author Liisa Jorgensen shares the love story of Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman and his wife, Susan.

Guests: Zain Asher, news anchor for CNN International's One World with Zain Asher, and author of Where the Children Take Us: How One Family Achieved the Unimaginable; Liisa Jorgensen, author of Far Side of the Moon: Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman and the Woman Who Gave Him Wings

51% is a national production of WAMC Northeast Public Radio. It's produced by Jesse King. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock, and our theme is "Lolita" by the Albany-based artist Girl Blue.

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