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Making radio for Mandela

It was a big push covering Mandela’s death on The World last week, especially as it meant building a whole new show from scratch starting just before 5 pm. Here’s a blog post I wrote for pri.org with a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at how we do what we do.

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Show Producer’s Blog

Just to say I’m not using this page much right now but I am blogging at The World if you want to check out those posts. Thanks!

The Fear by Peter Godwin

Marco Werman interviewed Peter Godwin about his new book The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe today.  It’s a riveting conversation about a riveting book. I’ll put the longer unedited version on the history podcast as soon as I get a chance.

Here’s that long version I promised.

Richard Holbrooke

My piece today on what Holbrooke did and didn’t accomplish as Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan:

And here’s a piece from a 2008 series on “How Wars End” about Holbrooke and the Dayton Peace Accords for Bosnia.

And reminiscences from the press corps:

David Rohde Interview on PRI’s The World

Hendrik Hertzberg The Envoy

George Packer In the Company of Holbrooke

John Burns Thirsting for a Role in History

Roger Cohen The Unquiet American

My Prison, My Home

An amazing book by an amazing woman. Here’s my interview with Haleh Esfandiari on PRI’s The World today. A longer version will go in the next episode of my How We Got Here podcast which I hope to get out by the end of the week.

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Some good stuff on the show today; here’s the audio.

Pictograms

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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:

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