Sprouts:Citizen Diplomacy: From USSR to North Korea 
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Sprouts  Citizen Diplomacy: From USSR to North Korea   
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Sprouts  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
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This show grew from a proposal for Citizen Diplomacy with North Korea through agriculture inspired by Nikita Khruschev's 1959 visit to the Iowa farm of Roswell Garst. We heard of this idea from Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize, "the Nobel Prize of Agriculture," (located in Des Moines). The World Food Prize of $250,000 is awarded annually to a Nobel-like ceremony to ground-breaking agricultural researchers all over the world. Liz Garst told us her memories of being at the Khrushchev-Garst meeting, as well as the way it came about and its pivotal role in thawing the Cold War. Daniel Jasper, Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator for Asia for the American Friends Service Committee, described some of today's "back channels" of communication that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson mentioned his recent visit to Beijing. They all suggested, "If it worked with the Soviet Union, is it possible it could work with North Korea?  Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize;  
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Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country. The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio and offered free of charge to all radio stations. For information, or if you would like to feature your work on Sprouts, contact Ursula Ruedenberg at ursula@pacifica.org.  Hosted, produced, and edited by Susan Franzen. Engineered by Rebekka Reuter. KHOI Radio, Ames, Iowa. 
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History | Industries | Agriculture | International News | Nonviolence / Peace | North Korea  
 
 
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