What Makes an Independent Nation? - Joshua Keating on ‘Invisible Countries’; Fair Trade Bethlehem Supporting Palestinian Entrepreneurs; Play, "Not One Batu", Reveals Hawaii’s Hidden Meth Culture | WBEZ
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What Makes an Independent Nation? - Joshua Keating on ‘Invisible Countries’; Fair Trade Bethlehem Supporting Palestinian Entrepreneurs; Play, "Not One Batu", Reveals Hawaii’s Hidden Meth Culture

On Today's Show:

  • Tomorrow, the United States celebrates 242 years of independence. But what happens when a group of people declare independence, but nobody recognizes their claim? Slate writer, Joshua Keating, tries to answer that question in his new book, Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood.
  • We’ll hear about Fair Trade Bethlehem’s work and challenges from its founder, Suzan Sahori, and one of her U.S. partners, the Reverend Martha Gillette, from Church of the Holy Apostles in Wauconda, Illinois.
  • “Batu” means methamphetamine in the Hawaiian Pidgin language. Not One Batu, a play from the theater troupe Nothing Without a Company, centers on the under-reported meth crisis in Hawaii. Actors will perform some dialogue from the play. 




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