Monthly Archives: August 2009

War over in Darfur?

I hosted PRI’s The World again on Friday August 28th. It gave me the opportunity to interview human rights lawyer Rebecca Hamilton about her recent month-long research trip to Sudan, which included a trip to Darfur. She’s immersed in a really interesting book project on the Darfur advocacy movement and was able to win rare access to a wide range of actors inside Sudan. Here’s the link to the audio of our interview:



Ted Kennedy’s battle against apartheid

I did a radio story today about Kennedy spearheading the Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 which imposed sanctions on the regime in South Africa.  Former TransAfrica President Randall Robinson and former Republican Senator and Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker still have vivid memories of that time, both of the on-the-streets activism and the legislative push that made up the U.S. anti-apartheid movement.  Here’s the link:


and here’s a link to a piece at about his contributions to foreign policy

John Radsan on rendition

Also Tuesday, I interviewed former CIA counsel and law professor John Radsan about the in’s and out’s of rendition and “extraordinary” rendition and whether the Obama Administration can both continue the practice and still prevent abuse.   Here’s the link to the interview:


Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains

It’s a wonderful book. Here’s my interview with Tracy Kidder from yesterday’s show:


Scott Horton on investigating torture

On Monday’s show I talked to Columbia law prof Scott Horton Monday about Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to re-open some alleged prisoner abuse cases for possible prosecution.  Here’s the interview:


Afghan Elections and the U.S.

Friday’s radio piece:




Yesterday’s fun piece on the pictograms on the Afghan election ballot (and other signifiers).

Don’t miss Lisa Mullins’s interview with Charlie Sennott either.

For that matter, listen to the whole show: