Davar Iran Ardalan is the Senior Producer for Tell Me More.

Alice Fordham is an NPR International Correspondent based in Beirut, Lebanon.

In this role, she reports on Lebanon, Syria and many of the countries throughout the Middle East.

Before joining NPR in 2014, Fordham covered the Middle East for five years, reporting for The Washington Post, the Economist, The Times and other publications. She has worked in wars and political turmoil but also amid beauty, resilience and fun.

In 2011, Fordham was a Stern Fellow at the Washington Post. That same year she won the Next Century Foundation's Breakaway award, in part for an investigation into Iraqi prisons.

Fordham graduated from Cambridge University with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics.

Podcasts
3:53 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Service, the Film When Women come Marching Home

SERVICE, the film, portrays the courage of several women veterans as they transition from active duty to their civilian lives. We see the horrific traumas they faced, their invisible as well as physical injuries and all their challenges in receiving benefits and care. 

Marcia Rock, Produce/Director of the film talks about the challenges women veterans face when returning from duty.

From the deserts of Afghanistan to rural Tennessee, from Iraq to New York City, we watch these women wrestle with prosthetics, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma.

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Podcasts
7:30 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Marine Resources Council Hosts LagoonFest 2014 Music Festival

Liven Up Your Lagoon at LagoonFest 2014 a music festival at the Ted Moorhead Lagoon House on Saturday, February 1 from 2–7 pm.

Dr. Leesa Souto, Executive Director of the Marine Resources Council gives details about LagoonFest 2014

LagoonFest 2014 will feature live music performed by Souler Eclipse, Rayananda & the Wandering Sadhus, Mark Demao & the Four Given, Jeanne by the Sea, Richard Carl & Friends and others. There will be food trucks, inspirational speakers, and more.  A $10 donation to benefit Marine Resources Council will get you into the festival.

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Podcasts
7:30 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Brevard Uncorked Benefits PALS Brevard

PALS Brevard, providing autism links and support, hosts the third annual Brevard Uncorked wine-tasting experience on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Matt's Casbah. All funds raised by events hosted by Brevard PALS remain in Brevard County to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and the professionals that assist them.

Joseph Werner, founder of Child and Family Consultants talks about Uncorked event.

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For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multiplatform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American Experience. She is currently reporting for “Frontline” on immigration detention.

Podcasts
7:30 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Florida Tech President Shares University Updates

Dr. Anthony J. Catanese, president of Florida Tech, gives us the latest developments at the University.

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Podcasts
11:03 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Dragon Festival Benefits Save the Dragon Efforts

The Dragon Festival will be a combination of a Renaissances Fair, Highland Games with a little Hogwarts for good measure. Taking place at Wickham Pavilion January 25th & 26th, the festival is to benefit the Save Dragon Point Foundation.

Richard and Kyle Hendry, promoters of the Festival talk about the event.

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Podcasts
4:22 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Michael Jon Goodrich Live Session On Sound Waves

Our first Sound Waves live session of the year kicked off with a set of local music featuring Michael Jon Goodrich from Melbourne Beach.

While juggling his own busy business and family life, Michael has put together some fine tunes. Check out three from our live session on January 17 here:

"Dog House"
"Fortunate Fire"
"Spelling Bee"

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