Shifting Power

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

On today's show we'll talk about where global power is shifting and who stands to benefit from those changes. Then, award winning poet Nikki Giovanni. Also, a former Sudanese child soldier tells us about his unlikely rise in the world of hip-hop. Plus, on Underreported we'll find out about the French newspaper bailout and the selection of Muammar Gaddafi as the new president of the African Union.

Rebuilding American Power

The Obama administration can’t simply undo the ways in which the world has changed in the past 8 years, so what can they do? In his latest book, Great PowersThomas Barnett describes how global power is shifting economically, diplomatically, technologically and environmentally and what can be done about ...

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Nikki Giovanni

Poet Nikki Giovanni is the author of twenty-seven books and a three-time NAACP award winner. Her latest collection is called Bicycles. You can read excerpts from the book here

Nikki Giovanni and Emmanuel Jal will discuss their work with Katherine Lanpher
Tonight, February ...

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Child Soldier to Hip-Hop Star

Growing up in Sudan, Emmanuel Jal was one of 10,000 child soldiers that fought through two separate civil wars for nearly a decade. His life changed when he was adopted by a British aid worker and eventually recorded and released his own album. His memoir is called War Child ...

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Underreported: Africa Under Gaddafi

Earlier this week, Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi was elected to head the African Union. George Joffé, head of the Centre for North African Studies at Cambridge University, explains why the controversial Libyan leader was chosen, what Gaddafi hopes to do as head of the African Union, and what ...


Underreported: French Newspaper Bailout

French President Nicolas Sarkozy unveiled a 600 million euro bailout for his country’s fledging newspaper industry last month. Ben Hall is Paris correspondent for the Financial Times and will explain why Mr. Sarkozy believes it is the “duty of the state” to support the press.


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