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Truro AirWaves

Truro AirWaves

By Truro Public Library
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Interview with Grace Freundlich about her book, "Enough of all That"
Grace did not know. How long would it take to figure it out? How did the  child of Holocaust survivors become a survivor herself? It was a  mystery that took a lifetime to unravel. Until then, through the many  difficulties she experienced, the lodestar that helped her was that "It could  have been worse." The hand she was dealt was having been born in New York  to a damaged family of Jews who came out of late 1930s Germany. It took  her until she was in her eighties to understand her life, the ways she  sabotaged herself, and why. PTSD and transgenerational trauma, the  latter only being studied now, are the keys. Now she knows. Grace shares insights with us in this interview, along with excerpts from the book. You can find more at her website,
April 24, 2021
The Outer Cape Mock Caldecott with Barbara Klipper: Its History and Current Virtual Incarnation
How did the Outer Cape Mock Caldecott begin? At the outset of our seventh Mock Caldecott, Barbara Klipper shares the story of how her own experience with the American Library Association's Caldecott Medal award segued, with Youth Librarian Maggie Hanelt's participation, into the Truro Mock Caldecott and, a few years later, the Outer Cape Mock Caldecott.  In 2020-21, it is the Virtual Mock Caldecott! To hear the anecdotes not found elsewhere, listen here.
December 03, 2020
Interview with Anne Makepeace and Jennifer Weston: We Still Live Here
Anne Makepeace (Makepeace Productions, Inc.) and Jennifer Weston (Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project & Wampanoag Mashpee Wampanoag Language Department) join Galen on Truro Airwaves to discuss We Still Live Here (Âs Nutayuneân). The film, co-produced by our guests, tells a remarkable story of cultural revival by the Wampanoag of Southeastern Massachusetts. The podcast covers the concept for the film, highlights from the story, the status of the project today, the associated project Our Mother Tongues, and information about how to #StandWithMashpee. Thank you to our guests for sharing your time, knowledge, and insights with us! 00:00 Airwaves Intro 00:33 Introductions: Anne, Jennifer, We Still Live Here 01:55 How the Film Came to Be 08:21 WLRP, Ten Years Later 22:31 WLRP Success Inspires Others 24:25 The Wônpanâak Dictionary 27:41 One's Language, One's Culture 29:08 The Bible in Translation 32:25 Conversion Revisited in Marginalia 35:15 --Nationwide 38:41 A 1752 Petition 40:50 A 2020 Petition and More: Stand With Mashpee 45:47 Thank yous, "So Long" for Now
September 22, 2020
Interview with Nathaniel Philbrick: The Mayflower
As the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World approaches, Nathaniel Philbrick joins Galen on Truro AirWaves to talk about his book Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, War.  Mayflower delivers a thoroughly-researched story that tackles the myths of the Pilgrims and recognizes the complexities and realities of their arrival and its impact on their own lives and the lives of those who already lived here. The podcast covers the myths around the Pilgrims, some highlights from the book, and history as a window into a past that can—but doesn’t necessarily—illuminate the present. Thank you to Nathaniel for spending this time with us!  00:00 AirWaves Intro 00:31 Welcome, Nathaniel 01:15 Philbricks in Truro 02:12 Myth, Pagentry, and a Complicated Reality 03:41 Pilgrims Improvise 05:57 Effects of a Devastating Pandemic 08:36 History is Personal: Effects of Alliances 11:00 A Brutal Raid and Echoing Chaos 14:00 A First Thanksgiving; Violence and Division; a History that Haunts us Still 16:04 Patterns in Hindsight; Humility in the Present? 18:00 King Philip's War; Lessons to Learn 19:48 Thank yous and Farewell
September 22, 2020