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December 09, 2009

Winning The Nobel Peace Prize

Winning The Nobel Peace Prize

President Barack Obama travels to Oslo, Norway to collect his Nobel Peace Prize tomorrow. Twelve years ago, another American stepped on the stage in Oslo to accept her share of the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1997 it was awarded to Jody Williams and the organization she worked for: The International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Jody talks with Dick Gordon about the ups and downs of being a Nobel laureate, and her thoughts on President Obama's controversial win.

 

Your Story: Rediscovering Her Art

Tari Swenson fell in love with a certain style of calligraphy, Asian brush stroke. But she wasn't very good at it. In fact, even after practicing intensely, she hated all the pieces she'd made. Tari stacked them up and put them in the attic. Years later, after a devastating house fire, Tari returned to her family home to take in the damage. Tari describes the discovery that rekindled her spirit and gave new direction to her work. This story originally aired 3/5/09.

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