Jacki Lyden Jacki Lyden is an NPR contributing host and correspondent, and author of Daughter of the Queen of Sheba: A Memoir, (Houghton Mifflin), now in development with Director Daniel Barnz as a feature film.
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From Jacki Lyden: Welcome to Magdalene

By Jacki Lyden
By Jacki Lyden

This week marks the premiere of an NPR series by Jacki Lyden about Magdalene, a program in Nashville, Tenn., that helps former prostitutes stay off the streets by addressing their drug addictions. Here is an inside look at how she and National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez got started on the story.

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Jacki Lyden: Iran at Another Crossroad

By Jacki Lyden
It seems like only yesterday I was driving, through the middle of the night, down Vali-Asr street in downtown Iran, behind the wheel of a blue truck we called the Bas-Mobile. The flames of workers’ fires lit the streets. The gurgling of small streams beside the long avenues could be heard. The scene was romantic and exhilarating, because so much…
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The Helmet Project: War, trauma, memory and me

By Jacki Lyden
In a new twist on the iconography of war and art,  The ‘Helmet Project,’ currently showing at the Cheryl Pelavin Gallery in New York speaks in at least fifty voices across decades. It is literally that:  50 helmets, 50 journalists, and one artist-interpreter from Martha’s Vineyard,  Cindy Kane. Kane asked a variety of journalists from all disciplines to represent war…
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Jacki Lyden: Meeting Amy Adams

By Jacki Lyden
When I watch the Oscars this weekend, or, more accurately, watch them while hosting on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” I’ll be thinking of a lunch I had sometime before Christmas.  I met the actress Amy Adams on Dec. 3rd at the Gramercy Park Hotel for that lunch.   I had been thinking for a long long time what I…
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