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The State We're In, Story of the Week, part 27

From: Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Series: The State We're In 2011, Story of the Week
Length: 05:00

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Tswi_logo_small THE STATE WE’RE IN, STORY OF THE WEEK

DATE:      18 November 2011
HOST:     Jonathan Groubert

TAGS: Tita Begashaw, yoga, laughter, laughter classes, Ethiopia, grief, losing loved one

DESCRIPTION:
LAUGHING MATTERS: Tita Begashaw loves to laugh. In fact, she teaches people how to laugh till their sides ache. But things weren’t always so jolly for her. In 1988, Tita had escaped a tough life in Ethiopia and relocated to the US. But a few years later, her brother was killed – by the very cousin she’d encouraged to move to America.  She tells Jonathan how she discovered the magic of laughter, and teaches a sceptical Jonathan how to join in the fun!

TSWI STORY OF THE WEEK 19 November 2011

IN: (music) I’m Jonathan Groubert....
RUNS: 5:00
OUT: ... t.s.w.i.org.

SUGGESTED OUTRO/EXTRO:
You can hear more of XX’s conversation with host Jonathan Groubert on The State We’re In from Radio Netherlands at [TIME] right her on [STATION].


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THE STATE WE’RE IN, STORY OF THE WEEK

DATE:      18 November 2011
HOST:     Jonathan Groubert

TAGS: Tita Begashaw, yoga, laughter, laughter classes, Ethiopia, grief, losing loved one

DESCRIPTION:
LAUGHING MATTERS: Tita Begashaw loves to laugh. In fact, she teaches people how to laugh till their sides ache. But things weren’t always so jolly for her. In 1988, Tita had escaped a tough life in Ethiopia and relocated to the US. But a few years later, her brother was killed – by the very cousin she’d encouraged to move to America.  She tells Jonathan how she discovered the magic of laughter, and teaches a sceptical Jonathan how to join in the fun!

TSWI STORY OF THE WEEK 19 November 2011

IN: (music) I’m Jonathan Groubert....
RUNS: 5:00
OUT: ... t.s.w.i.org.

SUGGESTED OUTRO/EXTRO:
You can hear more of XX’s conversation with host Jonathan Groubert on The State We’re In from Radio Netherlands at [TIME] right her on [STATION].