Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Cecil McFarland, October 1, 2004

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:01 - Early life

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Partial Transcript: This is the University of Kentucky Or--Peace Corps Oral History recording for the University of Kentucky Oral History Program.

Segment Synopsis: McFarland discusses his early life and education.

Keywords: Agronomists; Business management; Central Kentucky; Dairy science; Department of Roadside Development; Enough; Farm feed stores; Farms; Lake Cumberland (Ky.); Lake Cumberland State Park (Ky.); Rowena (Ky.); Small; Small towns; Study; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Uncles; University; Wife

Subjects: Agriculture; Business; Childhood; Classmates; Death; Eastern Kentucky University; Education; Fathers; Grandfathers; High schools; Kentucky. Department of Highways; Lawrenceburg (Ky.); Monticello (Ky.); Mothers; Parents; Reputations; Resignation; Richmond (Ky.); Rural; Sisters; Somerset (Ky.)

GPS: Lake Cumberland (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.888889, -85.05
GPS: Rowena (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.877778, -85.106389
GPS: Somerset (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.083056, -84.609444
GPS: Monticello (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 36.838056, -84.85
GPS: Lawrenceburg (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.037222, -84.896667
GPS: Eastern Kentucky University
Map Coordinates: 37.734155, -84.301434
GPS: Richmond (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.724167, -84.292778
00:03:59 - Joining the Peace Corps

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Partial Transcript: You submitted your resignation from the Department of Highways and then what?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland explains why he and his wife decided to join the Peace Corps.

Keywords: Applications; Assignments; Atlas; Different; Dissatisfied; Interested; Moving; Naive; Offers; Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Positive; Stories; Talking; Warm; Wife; Zaire

Subjects: Beach; Climate; Commute; Congo; Eastern Kentucky University; Frankfort (Ky.); Good; Iran; Kentucky. Department of Highways; Marriage; Micronesia; Opportunity; Pacific islands; Peace Corps (U.S.); Pohnpei (Micronesia); Resignation; Sand; Students; Vision; Voluntarism.; Volunteers

00:06:11 - Training

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Partial Transcript: Um, where did you train?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland relays his training experience, both in San Jose, California and in Micronesia.

Keywords: Agriculturalists; Background; Deselection process; Finished; Foods; Group; In-country training; Indoctrination; Living; New; Official; Pohnpei Agricultural & Training School (PATS); Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Pre-staging; Self-deselection; Site; Strict; Sworn-in; Trainees; United States government employees; Wife

Subjects: Change; Culture; Education; Families; Guam; Haircutting; Islands; Language; Micronesia; Peace Corps (U.S.); People; Pohnpei (Micronesia); Reasons; San Jose (Calif.); Technology; Time; Trade schools; United States; Volunteers

GPS: San Jose (Calif.)
Map Coordinates: 37.333333, -121.9
GPS: Micronesia
Map Coordinates: 6.7008273, 152.8393954
GPS: Guam
Map Coordinates: 13.5, 144.8
GPS: Pohnpei (Micronesia)
Map Coordinates: 6.883333, 158.233333
00:09:36 - Assignment

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Partial Transcript: And then you were assigned where?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland details his assignment, which was teaching agriculture at a trade school run by Jesuit priests.

Keywords: Afternoons; Boarding schools; Boats; Construction; Curriculum; Farms; Jesuit priests; Jesuit schools; Mornings; Pohnpei Agricultural & Training School; Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Qualified; Schedules; Teaching degrees; Trade; Wife

Subjects: Agriculture; Cassava; Chickens; Chores; English; Islands; Jesuits; Kolonia (Micronesia); Management; Mathematics; Mechanics; Micronesia; Peace Corps (U.S.); Pigs; Pohnpei (Micronesia); Priests; Students; Sweet potatoes; Teaching; Trade schools; Vegetables; Yams

GPS: Micronesia
Map Coordinates: 6.7008273, 152.8393954
GPS: Kolonia (Micronesia)
Map Coordinates: 6.963889, 158.208056
GPS: Pohnpei (Micronesia)
Map Coordinates: 6.883333, 158.233333
00:11:08 - Recreation / Food and school

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Partial Transcript: Well, that was, uh, the next thing I was going to ask you. What, what did one do beyond the job or for recreation, uh, on Pohnpei?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland outlines what he did for recreation while living in Micronesia. McFarland also talks of what foods he ate and the teachers at the trade school he worked at.

Keywords: Agriculture and Small Scale Development Specialist; Barrier reef; Boarding schools; Boats; Canoes; Cans; Case lots; Contracts; Corned beef hash; Fish; Hand line; Hands; Kool-Aid; Main islands; No beaches; No grocery stores; No movies; No television; Outings; Pohnpei Agricultural & Training School; Sandy islands; Schools; Shell hunt; Sites; Spam; Specialty; Stay; Supplies; Suzuki engines; Tough; Visits

Subjects: Agriculture; Farmers; Fishing; Food; Friends; Grapefruit; Japan; Jell-O Company; Jesuits; Mechanic; Mechanics; Micronesia; Motors; Nets; Night; Ocean; Peace Corps (U.S.); Picnics; Pork; Priests; Recreation; Sharks; Shells; Spears; Starch; Stingrays; Students; Teachers; Trade schools; Volunteers

GPS: Micronesia
Map Coordinates: 6.7008273, 152.8393954
00:14:22 - Living situation in Micronesia

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Partial Transcript: And your, your living conditions?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland details his living situation on Pohnpei Island, Micronesia.

Keywords: Accommodations; Boarding schools; Catchment systems; Cooking stoves; Dams; Generators; Gutters; Houses; Kerosene; Large; Pohnpei Agricultural & Training School; Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Pressurized; Rain; Rainfall; Rare; Refrigerators; Schools; Study; Water sources; Wicks; Wife

Subjects: Concrete; Drum; Electricity; Good; Ice; Jesuits; Lanterns; Light; Micronesia; Mountains; Peace Corps (U.S.); Pohnpei (Micronesia); Students; Trade schools; Water; Water supply

GPS: Pohnpei Island (Micronesia)
Map Coordinates: 6.883333, 158.233333
00:16:17 - Adjustment period to Micronesia

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Partial Transcript: Uh, in terms of your, your acclimation, uh, what, what was, what was the most difficult thing to a--adjust to?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland recalls what his and his wife's adjustment period to living in Micronesia was like.

Keywords: Airplanes; Banana leaf; Boarding schools; Boats; Burnt; Challenges; Consumption; Couples; Delicacy; Different; Familiar; Festivals; Finished; First; Fish; Flights; Food lines; Fried; Friends; High tide; Interesting; Isolation; Line; Mountains; No library; Nothing; Ocean-based diet; Outer islands; Passion; Pohnpei Agricultural & Training School; Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Prepared; Reactions; Recycle; Sites; Stratego (game); Struggle; Technical; Towns; Turkey tails; Unpredictable; Unsure; Villages; Wife

Subjects: Acculturation.; Agriculture; Baskets; Behavior; Board games; Books; Checkers; Childhood; Corn; Culture shock; Dog; Food; Green beans; Guam; Honolulu (Hawaii); Imported; Japan; Jesuits; Leg; Meat; Micronesia; Micronesians; Mothers; Peace Corps (U.S.); Pohnpei (Micronesia); Pork; Potatoes; Reader; Rice; Roast beef; Shortwave radio; Singles; Starch; Strangers; Teachers; Trade schools; Turkey; United States; Yams

GPS: Pohnpei (Micronesia)
Map Coordinates: 6.883333, 158.233333
00:21:30 - Health

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Partial Transcript: In terms of the is--isolation, how did, uh, that, uh, play out in terms of physical health or emergency situations or--and how was your medical situation?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland details the healthcare situation in Micronesia during the early 1970s.

Keywords: Anti-fungal medicine; Converted; Equipment; Fungus; Healthy; Hospitals; Library; Medical evacuation (MEDEVAC); Medication; No medical problems; Normal; Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Serious; Vaccinations; Wife

Subjects: Dysentery; Guam; Health; Hepatitis; Japan; Japanese; Lucky; Micronesia; Peace Corps (U.S.); Pohnpei (Micronesia); Rabies; Toothache

GPS: Pohnpei (Micronesia)
Map Coordinates: 6.883333, 158.233333
00:22:59 - Typical day in Peace Corps

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Partial Transcript: Uh, could you describe for me what a typical day was like?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland describes what a typical day was like in his Peace Corps service in Micronesia.

Keywords: Afternoons; Bed; Boarding schools; Chicken; Chili peppers; Classes; Cloudy; Dinner; Eating; Excellent; Farms; Flavors; Fresh; Funds; Glob; Horrid; Houses; Islands; Lights; Lunches; Marketplaces; Pohnpei Agricultural & Training School; Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Rain; Return; Stew; Sticky; Student labor; Sunlight; Textures; Together; Variation; Varieties; Wife; Wonderful

Subjects: Agriculture; Board games; Butter; Cabbage; Dark; Days; Eggs; Electricity; English; Equator; Garlic; Japanese; Jesuits; Management; Mathematics; Micronesia; Neighbors; Onions; Peace Corps (U.S.); Peanuts; Philippines; Pigs; Pohnpei (Micronesia); Priests; Rice; Selling; Soy sauce; Sun; Sunrise; Teachers; Teaching; Trade schools; Tuna; Vegetables

GPS: Pohnpei (Micronesia)
Map Coordinates: 6.883333, 158.233333
00:25:58 - Town / Travel during Peace Corps

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Partial Transcript: Uh--(clears throat)--you mentioned, uh, the, uh, students raising vegetables and fruits to sell locally. How big was the, the community or the town?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland describes the town he lived in on Pohnpei Island, Micronesia. McFarland details the traveling that he did during his Peace Corps service.

Keywords: Boarding schools; Boats; Conferences; Difficult; Feeding; Flights; Isolated; Lost; Markets; Movies; Only; Output; Pohnpei Agricultural & Training School; Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Rest and recuperation; Sailboats; Shipping; Small; Towns; Trips

Subjects: Cabbage; Cassava; Guam; Hawaii; International travel; Islands; Japan; Jesuits; McDonald's Corporation; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Ocean; Papayas; Peace Corps (U.S.); Pohnpei (Micronesia); Potatoes; Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Students; Sweet potatoes; Trade schools; Unique; Volunteers; Yams

GPS: Pohnpei (Micronesia)
Map Coordinates: 6.883333, 158.233333
GPS: Guam
Map Coordinates: 13.5, 144.8
GPS: Japan
Map Coordinates: 36, 138
GPS: Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Map Coordinates: 15.183333, 145.75
GPS: Hawaii
Map Coordinates: 21.311389, -157.796389
00:28:38 - Interactions with locals / Counterpart

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Partial Transcript: What, uh, were, what were your interactions with host country nationals like?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland characterizes his interactions with locals. McFarland also talks of his work in farming with his counterpart.

Keywords: Afternoons; Boarding schools; Chamorros; Control; Counterparts; Cultures; Curly black hair; Curly red hair; Currents; Difference; Different look; Exchange; Exposure; Farm work; Farming; Influenced; Information; Land plots; Large plot agriculture; Locals; Melanesian; Nice; Objectives; Older; Pohnpei Agricultural & Training School; Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Pohnpeians; Polynesian; Rainfall; Rice production; Similarities; Skills; Small plot agriculture; Straight black hair; Strange; Techniques; Terraces; Together

Subjects: Adults; Agriculture; Chickens; Chuukese language; Diversity; Guam; Hair; Japanese; Jesuits; Kentucky; Kosraean language; Languages; Learning; Management; Marshall Islands; Marshallese; Micronesia; New Guinea; Palauans; Peace Corps (U.S.); Philippines; Pigs; Planning; Pohnpei (Micronesia); Sharing; Skin tones; Students; Teaching; Trade schools; Trade winds; Training; Volunteers; Work; Yapese language

00:32:33 - Topography of Micronesia / Interactions with Americans in Micronesia

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Partial Transcript: What was the topography?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland discusses the topography of Pohnpei Island. McFarland also talks of his interactions with Americans in Micronesia.

Keywords: Deep soil; Family; In touch; Interactions; Jungles; Length; Lost; Mountains; No flooding; Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Rainfall; Schools; Thick

Subjects: Altitude; Americans; Board games; Clay; Hiking; Micronesia; North Carolina; Ocean; Peace Corps (U.S.); Pohnpei (Micronesia); Professionals; Sons; Teachers; Topography; Travel

00:34:11 - Stories of Micronesia

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Partial Transcript: Are there other particularly meaningful stories, um--?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland shares some interesting stories of Micronesia.

Keywords: Behind; Big; Bitter; Breasts; Buzz; Chants; Closed; Coconut shells; Consistency; Dirt; Drink; Drinking; Egg whites; Guaranteed; Hibiscus bark; Houses; Jungles; Legal; Lumpy; Married; Mash; Narcotics; Nice; Nipples (Anatomy); Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Polite; Pounding; Roots; Salt stones; Single; Squeeze; Topless; Unwashed; Villages; Wife

Subjects: Culture; Fiji; Gray; Hands; Jesuits; Juice; Micronesia; Parasites; Peace Corps (U.S.); Pohnpei (Micronesia); Rhythm; Ritual; Sakau language; Skirts; Song; Sound; Stone; Teeth; Unique; Volunteers; Vomit; Whites; Women

00:37:09 - Rejoining the Peace Corps in the Philippines

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Partial Transcript: What was it like coming back to the United States?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland explains why he and his wife decided to rejoin the Peace Corps in the Philippines. McFarland talks of settling in the Philippines. McFarland also discusses the birth of his son in the Philippines and how that experience was from an American perspective.

Keywords: Adjusting; Airplanes; Assignments; Baby; Breaks; Bureau of Livestock (Philippines); Buses; Challenging; Confused; Delivery rooms; Different; Doctors; Extension agents; Family; Home leave; Hospital presidents; Hospitals; Interesting; Land reform institutes; Learned; Letters; Medical facilities; Movies; No children; Out of the loop; Permission; Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Preferences; Prepared; Re-adjustment; Returned; Shock; Small credit banks; TV shows; Wife

Subjects: Americans; Asia; Birth; Cattle; Chickens; Farmers; Filipinos; Food; Friend; Honolulu (Hawaii); Kentucky; Livestock; Loans; Manila (Philippines); Medicine; Micronesia; Music; Peace Corps (U.S.); Philippines; Pigs; Pohnpei (Micronesia); Reverse culture shock; Song; Sons; United States; Vision

00:41:53 - Training in the Philippines / Counterparts

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Partial Transcript: Did you have to go through some sort of, uh, specialized training again?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland describes the training period he underwent upon arriving in the Philippines. McFarland talks of the counterparts he worked with in the Philippines.

Keywords: American influence; American occupation; Banks; Counterparts; Developing country; Driving; Extension agents; Feed analysis laboratories; Immigration; Motorcycles; Owners; Presidents; Programs; Short; Wife

Subjects: Analysis; Candaba (Philippines); Chickens; Credit; Culture; English; Farmers; Language and languages.; Military bases; Nutrients; Peace Corps (U.S.); Philippines; Pigs; Tagalog; Teaching; Training; United States

00:43:38 - House in the Philippines

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Partial Transcript: We lived in a swamp, Candaba Swamp.

Segment Synopsis: McFarland describes the house that he and his wife lived in during their Peace Corps service in the Philippines.

Keywords: Adobe bricks; Bathrooms; Bedrooms; Candaba Swamp (Candaba); Dining rooms; Duplexes; Family; Houses; Insect spray; Living rooms; Petrified; Pohnpei Island (Micronesia); Pumps; Showers; Skin; Structures; Swamps; Toilets; Wife

Subjects: Animals; Bedrooms; Candaba (Philippines); Cobras; Filipinos; Floods; Kitchen; Lizards; Malathion; Micronesia; Monkeys; Mosquitoes; Peace Corps (U.S.); Philippines; Pohnpei (Micronesia); Snakes; Water

00:45:58 - Adjustment to the Philippines

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Partial Transcript: What about adjustment to the Philippines? What was difficult or easy there?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland recalls the adjustment period he experienced to life in the Philippines.

Keywords: "Thrilla in Manila"; Adjustment; Buses; Directors; Driving; Easier; Economy; Field; Hot; Inexpensive; Joe Frazier; Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC); Mohammed Ali; Movies; Officers; Older; Peace Corps representatives; Programs; Quick; Refrigerators; Restaurants; Specialty; Sticky; Telecommunications; Variety; Visiting; Wife

Subjects: Acculturation.; Airplanes; Beer; Boxing; Candaba (Philippines); Culture; Electricity; Experience; Food; Hong Kong; International travel; Manila (Philippines); Micronesia; Peace Corps (U.S.); Philippines; Travel; Typhoons; Volunteers; Work

00:48:20 - End of Peace Corps assignment / Children

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Partial Transcript: And then you came back to the States in what year?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland details what he did after the Peace Corps. McFarland discusses his life in Hawaii while pursuing a master's degree in agriculture, including his family and children.

Keywords: Accepted; Airplanes; Anesthesiologists; Applied; Attention; Buses; Children; Condominiums; Delivery rooms; Easy; Graduate schools; Hospitals; Induced labor (Obstetrics); Interesting; International work; Liked; Mainland; Master's degrees; Motorcycles; Policy; Positive; Refrigerator allowance; Reservations; School of Agriculture (University of Hawaii); Sleeping; Stories; Trains; Tropical agriculture; Wife

Subjects: Agriculture; Babies; Children; Christmas; December; Education; Filipinos; Hawaii; Milk; November; Peace Corps (United States); Philippines; Sons; Travel; University of Hawaii

00:52:18 - USAID career

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Partial Transcript: And so, you finished your master's there and then what?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland provides an overview of his career with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), including the various countries he has worked in.

Keywords: Agency; American education system; Applied; Budget cuts; Cancelled; Challenging; Decent; Difficult; Expensive; Foreign aid; Friends; Important; Language schools; Moving; Overseas work; Passed; Programs; Schools; Selected; Tough; Transferred; Uncles; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Wife; Worst

Subjects: Career; Chad; Children; Commute; Costa Rica; Countries; Egypt; Federal government; Guatemala; Guyana; High schools; Interviews; Kentucky; Kenya; Lagos (Nigeria); Language and languages.; Latin America; Malawi; Money; Panama; Retirement; Rwanda; Sons; South America; Spanish; Spouses; Tanzania; Uganda; United States; United States. Agency for International Development; Washington (D.C.); Work

00:55:58 - Impact of Peace Corps on family

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Partial Transcript: So, what would you say that the, the impact of the Peace Corps experience has been on your family?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland considers the impact of the Peace Corps upon his family.

Keywords: Airplanes; Broader; Direct; Family; Graduate schools; Houses; International development; Living; Overseas work; Political views; Skeptical; Small towns; Wife

Subjects: Arabic; Building; Children; Christmas; Countries; Daughters; Grandchildren; High schools; Kentucky; Knowledge; Languages; Liberal; Mothers; Parents; Peace Corps (U.S.); Sons; Spain; Spanish; Thanksgiving; Travel; Tulane University; Washington (D.C.)

00:58:32 - Impact of Peace Corps on his career / Impact of Peace Corps on his worldview

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Partial Transcript: What would say was the impact on your career having joined the Peace Corps?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland evaluates the impact of the Peace Corps upon his career and worldview.

Keywords: Best; Cultures; Easier; Entryways; HIV/AIDS; Impact; Impossible; Infant mortality; International; International work; Master's degrees; Non-governmental organizations; Not enough; PhD; Start; Understanding; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Women's rights

Subjects: Americans; Career; Competition; Countries; Ethnic groups; Federal government; Language and languages.; Lexington (Ky.); Opportunity; Peace Corps (U.S.); People; Perspective; Religions; United States. Agency for International Development; United States. Department of State; World

01:01:24 - Return to Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: But you have, uh, retired and, uh, how did you decide to come back to Kentucky, uh, and retire here?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland details his return to Kentucky and how he has spent his retirement so far.

Keywords: Acreage; Active; Applied; Assignments; Best place; Bought; Busy; Chainsaws; Conversion; Exciting; Farms; Grants; Hotels; Impatient; Leave; Lectures; Mind; Native habitats; New; Nice; No regrets; Open; Overseas; Paid; Pastures; Patterson School of Diplomacy (University of Kentucky); Return; Short term; Surprised; Talks; Trying; United Nations Association; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Water habitats; Wife

Subjects: Abuja (Nigeria); Anderson County (Ky.); Animals; Building; Childhood; Djibouti; Doors; Federal government; Flowers; Frankfort (Ky.); Grass; India; International travel; Kentucky; Lawrenceburg (Ky.); Louisville (Ky.); Meetings; Peace Corps (U.S.); Retirement; Social; Staff; Summer; Trees; United States. Agency for International Development; University of Kentucky

01:05:14 - Contact with Peace Corps

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Partial Transcript: Uh, in the various overseas assignments you had, did you continue to have any contact with Peace Corps or Peace Corps volunteers?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland explains how he kept in contact with Peace Corps volunteers and staff during his USAID career.

Keywords: Active; Ambassador's fund; Ambassadors; Best; Challenging; Country directors; Direct contact; Ex-patriates; Funding; Groups; Harder; Hosted; Hosts; Kept up; Managed; Met; Together; Tone; United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Subjects: Directors; Kenya; Malawi; Peace Corps (U.S.); Staff; Thanksgiving; United States. Agency for International Development; Volunteers

01:07:47 - Overall impact of Peace Corps / Future role of Peace Corps

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Partial Transcript: What, what do you think the, the overall impact of Peace Corps has been?

Segment Synopsis: McFarland assesses the overall global impact of the Peace Corps. McFarland also considers the future role of the Peace Corps.

Keywords: Broadened; Challenging; Cultural exchange; Difficult; Funding; HIV/AIDS; Hard; Host country nationals; Impact; Independent agency; Individual; Long-term impact; Managerial; Negative; Opinions; Politics; Return volunteers; Same; Sites; Unchanged; Unknown; Unpopular

Subjects: Americans; Death; Federal government; Good; Malawi; Management; Organization; Peace Corps (U.S.); Stress; Students; Training; United States; United States. Department of State; Villages; Volunteers; Work

01:10:39 - Daughter in Peace Corps

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Partial Transcript: Uh, I know it was for my daughter when she was in Jordan.

Segment Synopsis: McFarland briefly shares his daughter's experience in the Peace Corps serving in Jordan.

Keywords: Alone; Daughters; Different; Enjoyed; Hard; International development; Isolated; Master's degrees; No spouse; No support; Tough assignments

Subjects: Arabic; Children; Dead Sea (Israel and Jordan); Experience; Female; Israeli; Jordan; Peace Corps (U.S.); Spanish; Transylvania University; Tulane University; Women

01:12:54 - Keeping up with international friends

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Partial Transcript: It's--it was, it, it was hard in some ways to have to pick up and move...

Segment Synopsis: McFarland explains how he keeps in touch with the various people he has met around the world, both through the Peace Corps and USAID.

Keywords: American Embassy in Nairobi; Bombings; Communication; Contract; Drivers; Easy; Email; Ex-patriates; Familiar; Friend for life; Friends; Host country nationals; Keep up; Local; Moving; Negotiations; New; Offices; Time Magazine; Ugandan; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Wife

Subjects: Americans; Congo; Countries; Djibouti; Friend; German; Germany; Guatemala; Guyana; Kenya; Latin America; Nairobi (Kenya); Peace Corps (U.S.); Philippines; Secretaries; Socialization; South America; Uganda; United States. Agency for International Development; Washington (D.C.)