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Voice America Radio to Feature WC Economics Professor

Steve Szeghi Ties Together Economics with Values, Compassion and 'Maintaining Right Relationships with Each Other and Our Precious Environment'

December 4, 2013

Steve Szeghi

Steve Szeghi

Steve Szeghi, professor of economics at Wilmington College, will be featured speaking on “Economics for Equality, Social Justice and Ecology” on Voice America radio's Our Sacred Journey Monday (Dec. 9), at 6 p.m.

Szeghi has served on the College’s faculty since 1987. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

The radio network broadcasts to more than 100 countries. Persons not listening when it is broadcast on Voice America radio can access it on its Internet site at 10 p.m. Monday. Also, it will be archived at http://www.voiceamerica.com/guest/18605/steve-szeghi/episodes.

Voice America’s Website notes that Szeghi spent his formative years (from 15 to 25 years of age) with the United Farm Workers Union under the tutelage of Cesar Chavez, the noted activist farm worker, labor leader and civil rights proponent.

“Professor Szeghi learned important lessons on how to create transformation through acts of nonviolent civil disobedience so farm workers could receive fair wages and benefits. During this period of engagement, he discovered the poet within himself through the awakening of powerful feelings of compassion and solidarity that he felt with the farm workers.”

In the broadcast, he will discuss his more recent involvement with the Indigenous Peoples, primarily the Navajo that deepened his appreciation for “our sacred connection to the earth, and the respectful relationship which we must maintain towards it, and all life forms.”

The VOA’s description also noted his life experiences have infused his teachings with the importance of values, compassion and “maintaining right relationships with each other, and our precious environment.”