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Episode #2302: Estonia Today – President, Kersti Kaljulaid
THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD host Dennis Wholey takes us on a journey to Eesti Vabariik (Estonia), with the first in a series of four programs devoted to the Republic of Estonia. The first program features a visit to the Kadriorg Palace in the capital city of Tallinn for an exclusive, one-on-one interview with Estonian President, Kersti Kaljulaid. Their conversation explores all facets of Estonian life including the country’s deep history and rich culture, its independence from the Soviet Union and Estonia’s current status as one of the most advanced digital nations in the world.
Feed Date 10/01/19
Episode #2303: Estonia Today – Digital Society
This week, THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD is on-location in the Republic of Estonia. On this program host Dennis Wholey learns about the highly sophisticated and tech oriented way in which the country conducts business within its own borders and around the world. Interviews focus on unique tech companies that impact global citizens and has transformed the daily lives of Estonians. Guests include Former Prime Minister, Taavi Rõivas; CEO’s from companies, Cleveron and Testlio, E-Estonia’s Chief Information Officer, Siim Sikkut; and the rector of Estonia’s Tallinn University of Technology, which has recently been renamed TalTech.
Feed Date 10/10/19
Episode #2304: Estonia Today – Life in Estonia
This week on THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD Dennis speaks to a variety of guests in the Estonian capital of Tallinn about visiting Estonia as a tourist and living in this unique country as a resident. After a visit to the historic Old Town district of Tallinn, Dennis talks with Justin Petrone, an American writer who chose to move his entire life to Estonia, visits with Marju Rink-Abel, President of the Estonian American National Council and chats with Tõnis Siigur one of Estonia’s leading chefs and restaurateur.
Feed Date 10/17/19
Episode #2305: Estonia Today – Estonian Culture
On this last installment of THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD programs devoted to the Republic of Estonia, Dennis Wholey speaks with internationally celebrated conductor, composer and pianist Kristjan Järvi. Their dialogue is as much about Estonian philosophy as it is about Estonian culture and history, and offers a rare window into the heart of Estonia and what it means to be an Estonian. In this special interview Mr. Järvi celebrates his love of Estonia as his birthplace and his pride of Estonia’s culture and values.
Feed Date 10/24/19