Israeli talk show host to speak Monday

By Keith Lawrence Messenger-Inquirer | Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 12:00 am

Mishy Harman, an Israeli radio talk show host, will be featured Monday night in a free address to the Owensboro Area World Affairs Council.


The program begins at 7 p.m. in Hager Hall in Kentucky Wesleyan College's Ralph Center.


Harman will speak on "Israel Story: Exceptional Stories About Ordinary Israelis."

The 29-year-old Jerusalem native has degrees from Harvard and Cambridge. He later taught  history and history of science for a year at Harvard.


Harman then returned to Jerusalem, where he is working toward a doctor of philosophy degree.


His new radio show is broadcast in prime time on Israel's top radio station. The show is described as "shining a spotlight on the little daily dramas of Israeli life."

Harman has said he wants to expose a "different side" of his country by "creating a grassroots community around the show."


He has organized "storytelling evenings on peoples' balconies, in bookshops and coffee houses all over Israel," the website says. "They began with friends and family, but before long hundreds of people started showing up to listen and tell their stories."


The Owensboro Area World Affairs Council, formed in 2002, describes itself as "committed to empowering citizens to participate in world affairs through dialogue and education; providing information and expertise on current international, political, economic, and social issues; helping people relate their local concerns to global issues; fostering international interests among area youth; and building strategic alliances with counterpart organizations."


Keith Lawrence, 691-7301,


Courtesy Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

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