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Reporter Amy Bracken was at the airport in Port-au-Prince when Aristide arrived home. Here’s her conversation with Lisa Mullins on The World today. And here’s a little backgrounder I did on Aristide that followed and a longer conversation with Robert Fatton on The World’s history podcast is here.
Marco Werman interviews historian Ronald Bruce St John about the Italian colonial encounter with Libya on this week’s episode of How We Got Here.
This week’s history podcast is an interview with Robert Fatton of the University of Virginia looking back at Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s role in Haiti’s recent history and politics. I went to Haiti for the first time this year to do some reporting and have been trying to fill in some of the political context ever since. This interview is a good start for thinking about the life and times and impact of Aristide and what his return to Haiti might mean.
Today’s story on The World–a look at how the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East are changing the Obama Administration’s foreign policy calculus.
The new book Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide is a wonderfully clear, thoughtful history of the Darfur advocacy movement and its effect on policy. Rebecca Hamilton stopped by The World‘s studios last Friday and spoke with Marco Werman. The shorter radio interview is here, and the longer version that ran on the history podcast is here.
Posted in Darfur, Genocide, How We Got Here, human rights, International Criminal Court, Sudan, U.S. policy, United Nations, War Crimes
Tagged Fighting for Darfur, Jeb Sharp, Marco Werman, Rebecca Hamilton, Sudan
I’ve started doing interviews about the historical context for what we’re seeing in Egypt and other Arab countries. Here’s today’s radio piece about Mubarak and his political moment. And here is the latest episode of How We Got Here, an interview with Michael Wahid Hanna of The Century Foundation. I’m planning more episodes on Egypt–if you have historical questions, send them my way and I’ll try to get them answered.
Posted in Egypt, Radio Stories
Tagged 1967, Anwar Sadat, BBC, Camp David, Gamal Abdel Nasser, history podcast, Hosni Mubarak, How We Got Here, Jeb Sharp, Jon Alterman, Michael Wahid Hanna, Michele Dunne, PRI, PRI's The World, WGBH
My latest Haiti story is about a youth writing group in Port-au-Prince that formed after the earthquake last year. Each week these “young thinkers” get together to read Haitian literature, write their own poems and stories, and talk about their lives and their country’s future. Here’s the story:
And here’s the group’s website:
Today’s radio piece: