Marina Furman - Refusnik, Activist, Distinguished Speaker
Marina Furman is a refusenik, activist, and distinguished speaker. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Marina spent ten years fighting the Soviet government for the right to immigrate. Fast forward to today, where Marina is Jewish National Fund USA’s Executive Director of National Major Donor Advancement. On this episode, Marina shares her one way ticket to Ra’anana, Israel! She also recalls harrowing experiences of living as a refusnik, and the importance of fighting for freedom. Marina is just one of the dynamic personalities featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back. Their destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind. Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Former Senator, Joe Lieberman; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.