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Radio Extras for The Moth Radio Hour Episode 1302

January 8, 2013
by The Moth,

This week on The Moth Radio Hour, a young doctor is whisked halfway across the globe to care for an ailing international religious icon, a daughter discovers her father’s painstakingly kept secret, and an oncologist raised in India describes the way death is handled in his native country. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.

Listen to this episode on your local public radio station, or stream it online at PRX.

George Lombardi

Dr. Lombardi was a young infectious disease specialist when he joined the team to save Mother Teresa’s life.

All photos and articles courtesy of Dr. George Lombardi.

Mother Teresa sent Dr. Lombardi a thank you note for his efforts, and remained in touch for years.

Dr. Lombardi among the sick in Calcutta.

The team of doctors that saved Mother Teresa’s life.

Dr. Lombardi and the Sisters of Charity in Calcutta.

A contemporary article on Dr. Lombardi’s experience. Click through to read.

 

Bliss Broyard

Bliss suddenly discovers that her WASPy Connecticut family is actually black.

All photos courtesy of Bliss Broyard.

Bliss, at age 1, with her father Anatole Broyard.

Bliss, age 2, and her brother Todd, age 4.

Bliss, at age 18, with her father.

Three of the five brothers, born in the mid-1800s, from whom the Broyards in the story are descended.

The Broyards today, immediately after the second dinner party in the story.

Next Week On The Moth Radio Hour…

A woman makes an alarming discovery about what lies beneath the large parcel of land she just purchased, an eight-year-old immigrant learns English to win a girl’s heart, a Russian grandmother takes revenge when her grandson is bullied, and a journalist raised by his grandmother contends with her Alzheimer’s disease. Listen to your local public radio station to find out what happens!