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Remembering the Armenian Genocide; a Polish Collection in Chicopee

Apr 24, 2015

Pope Francis recently called the 1915 deaths of more than a million Armenians a genocide. The Turkish government hasn't responded kindly. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, we speak with local experts and artists about what happened and the lasting political tension that still exists today. 

Also, did you know that one of two plaster casts of Pope John Paul II’s hand is in Chicopee, Massachusetts? It’s part of a collection of thousands of pieces of Polish culture and history. WNPR’s Catie Talarski gets a tour of the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning with founder Stas Radosz.

More information about Southern Connecticut State University's Armenian Genocide Centennial Observance can be found here.

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GUESTS:

  • Dennis Papazian - Founding director of the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Mary Papazian - President of Southern Connecticut State University and master of ceremonies for New York City's observance of the genocide
  • Robert Barsamian - Artist whose exhibit called Ashfall is now on display at Southern Connecticut State University

John Dankosky, Catie Talarski, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.