Erja Lipponen, of Camden, has seen much of the world, and she now takes travelers to explore with through her businesses, Eurynome Journeys and WanderWoman tours. On the most recent October trip to Greece it became clear to her that global dynamics have altered the landscape to degrees not witnessed before. On a sleepy Greek island in a community with similarities to Camden — with its restaurants and galleries and yoga — in came a steady stream of Syrian refugees, who had been at sea aboard inflatable boats.

They came beleaguered, traumatized hungry. Some babies had not eaten in days, their mother’s milk had dried up with the stress of their journey from Syria, through Turkey, and then to Greece. Some carried pets they could not bear to leave behind.
More recently, boats have capsized and children have been lost at sea.
Onshore, local citizens are helping the refugees, with few nongovernmental organizations nearby to help. It has fallen to the local community to feed, clothe and assist the refugees on their road.
Hear the story on The Chris Wolf Show, Wednesday, November 18 with guest Erja Lipponen.  Erja will tell what’s happening and what we can do to help.

The show will be broadcast on WRFR Community Radio, Channel 7 Maine Coast TV, and streamed live on www.mainecoast.tv/streaming, 8:00-9:00 a.m. EST. NOTE: THIS SHOW IS AT OUR NEW TIME OF 8:00!

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If you have any questions or comments on the day of broadcast, call between 8 and 9 a.m., 207-594-0721, or email Chris Wolf before or during the show at TheChrisWolfShow@gmail.com. We hope to see you listening, watching and commenting!

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The Chris Wolf Show is a joint project of PenBay Pilot, WRFR FM Community Radio and Maine Coast TV Community Television.