Liz Saint John interviews three guests every Sunday morning covering a variety of issues and topics. She talks with representatives from Bay Area non-profit organizations, documentary filmmakers, authors, and professors.
1. Chef Marcus Samuelsson talks about his life, being born in Ethiopia, being cured of TB, being adopted by a family in Sweden, and learning how to cook from his grandmother. After his dream of being a professional soccer player ended because of his slight build, he devoted his energy to becoming a professional chef. His new memoir is “Yes, Chef.”
2. Journalist Blaine Harden interviewed the only man known to be born and raised in a North Korean concentration camp who has escaped. It’s estimated that 200,000 North Koreans are imprisoned in one of the five labor camps where they are often worked to death.
3. Carissa Phelps, an attorney and youth advocate who works with survivors of sex trafficking, talks about the importance of funding programs to help young people who end up on the streets and being sold as sex slaves. She notes that the term “teen prostitute” is just another way of saying sex slave. Carissa shares her story of living on the streets, being in and out of juvenile hall and groups homes, and her determination to make a better life for herself.