Lessons from a Russian orphanage

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How can we best
raise children from broken or impoverished homes, so they can be productive members of our communities? Vermont child psychologist and author Robert Belenky joins us to discuss his personal involvement and study of successful child rearing in Russia, Haiti and New England. He’s also written five books about his experiences with neglected and abused children and the approaches he thinks can make a difference in their lives. Belenky’s recent book about a Russian children’s shelter is Tales of Priut Almus. Listen

Also, Vermont’s state Board of Education has two high school students among its eleven members. We talk with Robert Kelley, a junior from Brandon, who has just been appointed to a two-year term on the board. Listen

And we hear a selection of music by conductor and pianist Gil Shohat of the Vermont Mozart Festival. Shohat plays an all-Beethoven recital at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater on Tuesday evening. Listen

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