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Women Climbing Mountains; Being A Rockefeller; Hunting Sumac

We take today's show in three acts:

First, how far would you go to help those who are being taking advantage of? We hear of a Bangladeshi woman who is helping girls in her country escape lives of servitude and she’s doing it by climbing the highest peak on each continent. Wasfia Nazreen started the Bangladesh on Seven Summits Foundation to raise awareness, and she’s been in Vermont this Fall to further her cause.

Later in the program, the name “Rockefeller” conjures capitalism, political power and philanthropy. But modern-day Rockefellers are trying to continue the family legacy of philanthropy in new ways. We talk about that with Shelburne resident Eileen Rockefeller. Her new memoir is Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself.

And then, we go foraging for sumac with a man who has become a sort-of Johnny Appleseed for the plant. Stephen Marshall of North Ferrisburgh explains how a plant with a bad rep can produce a berry that makes a lovely, citrusy tea.

Broadcast live on Monday, October 13 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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