Former special representative to Muslim communities, Farah Pandith, pictured at OPB before her interview on "Think Out Loud." Her new book is called "How We Win: How Cutting edge entrepreneurs, political visionaries, enlightened business leaders, and social media mavens can defeat the extremist threat."

Former special representative to Muslim communities, Farah Pandith, pictured at OPB before her interview on “Think Out Loud.” Her new book is called “How We Win: How Cutting edge entrepreneurs, political visionaries, enlightened business leaders, and social media mavens can defeat the extremist threat.”

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  • PeaceHealth Oregon recently announced it plans to close the Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield by the end of August. Midwives and expectant mothers are disappointed and say this will significantly impact the options available for giving birth in Lane County. We hear from Cindy Hunter, a retired midwife, and Hannah Austin, who was planning to give birth at the center in November.

 

  

  • We sit down with a woman who has been at the forefront of U.S. efforts to counter violent extremism since 9/11. Farah Pandith is the former special representative to Muslim communities at the U.S. Department of State. Her new book, “How We Win,” details the social and political causes of violent extremism and how governments, businesses and individuals can overcome violent extremism in this country and around the world. She appears Wednesday night in downtown Portland as part of WorldOregon’s International Speaker’s Series.

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