Monthly Archives: June 2007


Jacqueline Sheehan and Sophie Freud

We talk with former therapist and now best-selling author Jacqueline Sheehan about her novel, LOST AND FOUND. A widowed psychologist finds the path to her own recovery from grief with the help of a black labrador retriever with a healing touch.

Also, Sigmund Freud’s granddaughter Sophie Freud tells us about about her memoir, LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF THE FREUD FAMILY. We hear about her childhood in pre-war Austria, her famous grandfather, and her dysfunctional family of origin. Now a retired social worker living in New England, Freud weaves together diaries, letters and memoir to reconstruct her flight from Nazi-occupied Austria, the agonizing wait for a visa from Nice, France, and her eventual escape from a Europe embroiled in war.


Special on Human Trafficking

Author and anti-slavery activist Beatrice Fernando talks about her memoir, IN CONTEMPT OF FATE: THE TALE OF A SRI LANKAN SOLD INTO SERVITUDE, WHO SURVIVED TO TELL IT. She was a domestic slave in Lebanon in the 1980’s and threw herself off a balcony to escape. She’s also founder of the Nivasa Foundation. It helps women stay out of slavery by supporting their children.

Also, David Batstone talks about his book NOT FOR SALE: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It. It’s about the modern Abolitionist movement. He’s founder of the Not For Sale Campaign.


Patricia Klindienst, THE EARTH KNOWS MY NAME

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Patricia Klindienst
Patricia Klindienst

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Also, check out the Writer’s Voice interview with Klindienst we did in 2009 about her latest book.


Steve Hendricks, THE UNQUIET GRAVE and Performance Artist D’Lo

Investigative journalist Steve Hendricks talks about THE UNQUIET GRAVE, the FBI and The Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country. In this powerful report, Hendricks shows how the FBI undermined the American Indian Movement (AIM) and he uncovers a mystery neither the FBI nor AIM want revealed about a murder at Wounded Knee in the 1970’s.

And performance artist D’Lo talks about her new piece, Ramble-ations.