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Soprano and Cultural Ambassador Barbara Hendricks

The opera soprano and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Barbara Hendricks has appeared on over fifty recordings and has won critical acclaim in performances with all the major opera companies in the world--but she remains a relatively obscure figure in the United States. This is her seventh year with the UN Commission and she says through her music, she has been able "to get people to listen in a way they wouldn't listen to a diplomat or bureaucrat."


Other segments from the episode on August 13, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 13, 1996: Interview with Barbara Hendricks; Interview with Douglas McGrath; Review of the novels "The Angry Ones" by John A. Williams and "The Scene" by Clarence…


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