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Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama in Mexico; East Ramapo School Response; Eve Ensler

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

This week President Obama will head to Mexico. We discuss what the administration hopes to accomplish in terms of trade, energy and security. Plus: A Hasidic leader in Rockland County responds to allegations that members of the Orthodox Jewish community are abusing their place on the East Ramapo school board; Eve Ensler discusses her new memoir detailing her work with women in the Congo and her own struggle with cancer; and WNYC's Robert Lewis talks about his investigation into two nonprofit special education school networks in the area.

The Takeaway

Kinshasa Symphony: Central Africa's Only Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Orchestras everywhere are struggling to stay afloat, but the challenges for the only symphony orchestra in Central Africa were different than those faced by Western musical groups. A new documentary film "Kinshasa Symphony" depicting the genesis and survival of the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra, which was set up during the 1998-2003 Congolese war, is playing this week at the New York African Film Festival. The Takeaway's Special Correspondent Femi Oke talks about the film and brings us details from some of its founders.

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The Arts File

"Kinshasa Symphony" At NY African Film Festival

Friday, April 01, 2011

In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with WNYC contributor Femi Oke about the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra and a new film that tells its story.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bonobo Handshake

Friday, June 04, 2010

In 2005 Vanessa Woods and her fiance settled at a bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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