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Patricia Lawrence and guest recording Audio Journeys in Augsburg Germany
Audio Journey Radio Series
Audio Journeys are half-hour documentary style radio programs. Audio Journeys consist of on-location interviews with experts and the sounds of the subjects. New Audio Journeys each month. Email Adventures@AudioJourneys.org www.AudioJourneys.org
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May 2008 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: May 26, 2008 - 1:29 am
  • Ak' Tenamit Cultural Center Guatemala
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  • About Ak' Tenamit
    Ak' Tenamit means “New Village” in the Q’eqchi Mayan language, because our organization is transforming life in the Q’eqchi villages of eastern Guatemala. Those villages are located around the Río Dulce, far from the nearest road – most are reached by a boat trips and hikes through the rain forest – and they lack electricity, running water and basic sanitation. When Ak’ Tenamit was founded in 1992 by a small group of foreign volunteers and village leaders, most of the communities it serves lacked access to medical care and had only rudimentary schools, if any. Few students studied to the sixth grade, and most girls dropped out by third, or fourth grade. Illiteracy rates were 70%--80%, and malnutrition, parasites, and various curable diseases were common.

    Ak’ Tenamit consequently began improving village schools, providing teacher training, and coordinating donations of school supplies. The local people built a riverside clinic while foreign medical volunteers began visiting villages and training health promoters, while others taught groups of women to make paper from cornhusks and other waste. Since then, those initiatives have evolved to include preventative medicine programs, promotion of education for girls, a floating dental clinic, a secondary school that offers practical training in sustainable tourism and development, a network of cooperatives that produces and markets an array of handcrafts, and specific programs promoting gender equality, environmental protection and preservation of Q’eqchi culture.
    TEXT and PHOTO (C)www.AkTenamit.org
Tikal Temple IV Photo www.VisitGuatemala.com
  • Pub Date: May 19, 2008 - 1:29 am
  • Tikal National Park, Guatemala
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  • Mayan cities and ceremonial sites, ancient structures from the past, give Tikal National Park in Guatemala's northeast rain forests, a special place to find nature, and Mayan culture. Photo and Text From www.VisitGuatemala.com

    Among the temples and trees, Tikal is used today by the Mayans of Mesoamerica. Tikal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    This Audio Journey is one of our Mayan World of Mesoamerica 14-part Audio Journey series.
Episcopal Residence built by Balthasar Neumann (C) HHOG
  • Pub Date: May 09, 2008 - 1:29 am
  • Wurzburg Germany
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  • "Impressive encounters with a young old city - Würzburg offers lots of them. And spectacular ones at that. The Episcopal Residence built by Balthasar Neumann and featuring a ceiling fresco by the Venetian Tiepolo, the world's largest painting, can only be described in these terms. This clerical domicile from the 18th century has been a UNESCO cultural heritage site since 1982." From HistoricGermany.com. "The lively university and congress city of Würzburg, gateway to the Romantic Road, is dominated by its most prominent landmark, the Fortress Marienberg. The origins of this fortress date back to around 1000 B.C., when a Celtic fortified refuge existed on this site. Since the foundation of the Würzburg bishopric in 742, Würzburg has been the religious center of the region."