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The Leonard Lopate Show

Apartheid Through the Eyes of One of South Africa’s First Black Photojournalists

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In the mid-1960s, photojournalist Ernest Cole risked his freedom to reveal the realities of life under apartheid. A new exhibition celebrates Cole's work. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Negotiating the Middle East Peace Process, and Documenting Apartheid in South Africa

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lawrence Wright on the Middle East peace accords, Joseph Lelyveld on photography during apartheid, Damon Galgut on his new novel, and Nicholas Carr on the technology tradeoff. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Nadine Gordimer

Monday, July 14, 2014

The South African novelist won a Nobel Prize in honor of her work. She died at the age of 90 in Johannesburg.

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Radio Diaries

#13: The Day Nelson Mandela Became Nelson Mandela

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The moment Nelson Mandela really became Nelson Mandela was on April 20th, 1964 - fifty years ago today. It happened when he stood up in a stuffy South African courtroom and gave a speech.

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On Being

Desmond Tutu — A God of Surprises [remix]

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Desmond Tutu with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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The Takeaway

As The World Pays Tribute, The Takeaway Remembers Nelson Mandela

Friday, December 06, 2013

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead,” Nelson Mandela once said.

Today, the world mourns the loss of the great Nelson Mandela, ...

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Mandela: An Audio History

Friday, December 06, 2013

Mandela: An Audio History is from the award-winning radio series documenting the struggle against apartheid through intimate first-person accounts of Nelson Mandela himself, as well as those who fought with him, and against him.

Recognized as one of the most comprehensive oral histories of apartheid ever broadcast, the series weaves together more than 50 first-person interviews with an unprecedented collection of rare archival recordings, some of which had never been heard before.

First-person accounts from former ANC activists, National Party politicians, army generals, Robben Island prisoners, and ordinary witnesses to history. A range of voices from Desmond Tutu to former President F.W. de Klerk to Nelson Mandela himself.

Produced by Radio Diaries

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nelson Mandela and South Africa Today

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

UPDATE: Nelson Mandela, Inspiration To World, Dies At 95

Thursday is Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday. We discuss his life and legacy, and South Africa today with Ebrahim Rasool, the South African ambassador to the U.S., and Nicole Lee, president of TransAfrica.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bob Massie on His Memoir

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bob Massie, an environmental leader, author, Episcopal priest, and former anti-apartheid activist, discusses his memoir A Song in the Night. He recounts his struggles with classical hemophilia, of losing and then regaining the ability to walk, contracting HIV and hepatitis through transfusions for hemophilia, speaking out against South African apartheid, and creating  the world's leading standard for corporate sustainability.

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On Being

Desmond Tutu — A God of Surprises [remix].

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Desmond Tutu says that despite all the evil and suffering in the world, human beings are "remarkable things" who are "made for goodness." We explore how his understanding of God and humanity has unfolded through the history he's shaped — and even through

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On Being

[Unedited] Desmond Tutu with Krista Tippett

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Desmond Tutu says that despite all the evil and suffering in the world, human beings are "remarkable things" who are "made for goodness." We explore how his understanding of God and humanity has unfolded through the history he's shaped — and even through

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Come Back Africa”

Friday, January 27, 2012

The 1959 film “Come Back Africa,” Lionel Rogosin’s groundbreaking depiction of South Africa under apartheid, is playing at Film Forum from January 27 through February 2 in a newly restored 35mm print. Lionel Rogosin’s son Michael Rogosin, and Harry Belafonte and Robert Downey, Sr., talk about the film, which was very influential in their lives. The documentary “Sing Your Song,” about Harry Belafonte, is now playing at IFC Center.

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On The Media

Political Satire in South Africa

Friday, December 30, 2011

Pieter-Dirk Uys and Jonathan Shapiro are satirists with different mediums, but a similar mission. Shapiro is a political cartoonist who publishes under the name Zapiro. Uys is a performer whose character Evita Bezuidenhout is billed as the most famous white woman in South Africa. Bob talks to the two about their work under apartheid, when their criticism of the government was as constant as it was ruthless.

Vusi Mahlasela - Two Birds

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On The Media

Political Satire in South Africa

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pieter-Dirk Uys and Jonathan Shapiro are satirists with different mediums, but a similar mission. Shapiro is a political cartoonist who publishes under the name Zapiro. Uys is a performer whose character Evita Bezuidenhout is billed as the most famous white woman in South Africa. Bob talks to the two about their work under apartheid, when their criticism of the government was as constant as it was ruthless.

Vusi Mahlasela – "Two Birds"

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On Being

Mohammad Darawshe — Children of Both Identities [remix]

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mohammad Darawshe is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities. He brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Easter

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On Being

[Unedited] Mohammad Darawshe with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mohammad Darawshe is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the Jewish state. Like 20 percent of Israel's population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities. He brings an unexpected way of seeing inside the Middle Easter

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The Takeaway

President Mandela's Release, 20 Years On

Thursday, February 11, 2010

20 years ago, former South African President Nelson Mandela was released from prison. He had spent 27 years behind bars, and his release came early in South Africa’s transition from an apartheid regime to a multi-racial democracy. Today, South Africa commemorates Mandela's leaving Robben Island prison – but for some, this is a bittersweet anniversary.

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The Takeaway

U.S. court allows apartheid claims against U.S. corporations

Thursday, April 09, 2009

A U.S. judge has ruled that a class action lawsuit can move ahead against several large companies accused of helping South Africa's apartheid-era government in violation of international human rights law. The case has been going on since 2002 and was initially filed against 50 corporations and involved ten lawsuits claiming more than $400 billion in damages. While the cases have been consolidated to only two lawsuits against five companies, the corporations are a who's who of American companies: the computer giant IBM, Ford and General Motors are among the U.S. companies facing demands for damages from thousands of apartheid's victims. The BBC's Lucy Bailey has more.

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The Takeaway

Helen Suzman, anti-apartheid campaigner, passes away

Thursday, January 01, 2009

One of South Africa's most celebrated anti-apartheid campaigners has died at the age of 91. Helen Suzman passed away at her home in Johannesburg. For 13 years, she was the only member of parliament to openly condemn South Africa's whites-only apartheid regime. Here to talk about her life and legacy is BBC Africa editor Martin Plaut.

"She was the one person who said it was wrong. It was wrong, it was wrong."
— The BBC's Martin Plaut on Helen Suzman, the anti-apartheid activist who passed away today

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