The State We're In, 4 February 2012. A young woman in Kabul boxes to change her life and her country. A philosopher believes virtue can be taught in the boxing ring. And a Kenyan women who was attacked while running for election is determined to run again. Comment on the show.
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Shabnam Rahimi is 18 and lives in Kabul. She’s on the Afghanistan national boxing team and has an international record of one loss, and one win.
Despite the threats to her family, her coaches and teammates, she’s determined to keep fighting: to show her country and the world what she and other young women on the team are made of. View slideshow below.
The Boxing Girls of Kabul is a feature documentary directed by Ariel Nasr.
Gordon Marino teaches philosophy at St. Olaf College in the United States. He also teaches boxing.
He tells host Jonathan Groubert how the ring holds as many lessons about virtue, ethics and morality as the classroom.
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Mike Williams, pictured below, in Illinois tells Jonathan about his tale of oh-so-sweet revenge, involving an unlikely combination of factors: a workplace brute, switching office chairs with the company vice president, and decaf coffee.
When Flora Terah decided to run for Kenya’s parliament, she had no idea how dangerous it would be.
She was threatened, taken hostage and her son was assassinated.