For seven years, Mary Robinson served as the first female president of Ireland. Yet, she also has a long record of service as a human rights advocate.
After leaving office in 1997, she was appointed as the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations. She now runs The Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate Justice. This week, she has a new book out called Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice.
In a rebroadcast from Nov. 12, 2012, Florence continues her virtual shopping trip with nutrition & fitness professional, Patrick Hopkins. They talk about the different types of soups available at the grocery, and why some varieties may contain too much sodium. Patrick explains why homemade soups are much healthier than those in a can or in a pouch. Florence & Patrick also visit the frozen food aisle and the dairy case. Is there a difference between brown & white eggs? Are egg substitutes a healthy alternative? Plus, Florence & Patrick also talk about the many varieties of milk, and which might be best for you. www.builtbypatrick.com
Charles talks with filmmaker Charlie Minn, whose latest project documents the 1976 State Championship by the 1976 Eastwood High School basketball team. "March of the Troopers" features interviews with some of the former players, coaches, and other important figures who played a part in that historic win. Minn also talks about why this film was so much more difficult to make than his past true crime documentaries.
Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:
Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill says efforts to find Jeffrey Bush, who disappeared in a sinkhole, have been discontinued. He says that the conditions at Bush's home have become too dangerous for rescue workers.
"At this point it's really not possible to recover the body," Merrill said at a news conference on Saturday.
He says workers will begin efforts to demolish the home on Sunday.