An Indiscriminate Weapon: One Women's Fight To Ban Landmines

Jul 1, 2013

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Mon 7/1/13 at Noon & 7PM:  Vermonter Jody Williams won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to ban landmines. She says the international treaty that was signed the same year proves the power of "normal" people doing good work, even without the support of politically powerful countries.

It really demonstrated to civil society, normal people like you and me, that when we came together, we really can change the world. -Jody Williams

We talk with the Putney native about the new causes she works on as part of the Nobel Women's Initiative, and about her new autobiography, "My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize." Williams now chairs the Nobel Women's Initiative and is focused on banning what she calls "killer robots" and ending sexual violence in conflict.

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Also in the program, the 50th anniversary of Bread and Puppet, a theater and puppet troupe that's offered politically provocative commentary for decades from it's farm in Glover. Jon Kalish tells the story of Bread and Puppet's history.

And in Summer School, we grab our golf clubs and hit the links for a lesson in putting.