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WNYC News

Remembering Haiti Five Years After Devastating Quake

Monday, January 12, 2015

WNYC
Yves Dominique recalls the exact moment he started worrying about his daughter Rebecca in Port Au Prince.

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PRI's The World

Haitian moms demand UN help for the babies their peacekeepers left behind

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Departing peacekeepers in Haiti have left their mark in at least one way — pregnant Haitian women. There’s an effort underway to check paternity, but it’s up to the peacekeeper’s country to decide what to do about it.

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On Being

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith — Living Vodou [remix]

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The word "Vodou" evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it's a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances a

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On Being

[Unedited] Patrick Bellegarde-Smith with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The word "Vodou" evokes images of sorcery and sticking pins into dolls. In fact, it's a living tradition wherever Haitians are found based on ancestral religions in Africa. We walk through this mysterious tradition — one with dramatic rituals of trances a

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WNYC News

Haiti Slams Charity Run by Olde Good Things Antique Chain

Monday, December 30, 2013

The store is operated by the Church of Bible Understanding, and the owners tell customers that part of the proceeds go to pay for an orphanage the group runs in Haiti. But an AP investigation found that conditions at the orphanage run by the group are so poor that the Haitian government has said it should close.

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WNYC News

Dominican Court Ruling Reverberates in New York

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic could lose their citizenship, following a court ruling last month.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The government of the Dominican Republic has decided to revoke citizenship from those born in the country to Haitian migrants. Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, and Associate Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic at UC Berkeley, Roxanna Altholz, explains what the decision will mean for the thousands of Dominican citizens of Haitian descent who are now stateless, and what led to the decision. Edward Paulino, professor of history at John Jay College and an organizer of Border of Lights, a group dedicated to Haitian-Dominican history, talks about relations between the two countries. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A New Economy; "The Comedy of Errors"; John Hodgman; "Fatal Assistance" in Haiti; the History of Privacy

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gar Alperovitz discusses what a new economy might look like and how it might be more democratic, support communities, and be better governed. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater talk about playing twins in “The Comedy of Errors,” the summer’s first Shakespeare in the Park production. John Hodgman on “John Hodgman: Ragnarok,” a survival guide to the Mayan apocalypse. Filmmaker Raoul Peck talks about his film “Fatal Assistance,” a look at what happened in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010. And, The New Yorker’s Jill Lepore on the NSA data collection program and the history of state surveillance.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Finding Balance

Monday, January 14, 2013

General Stanley McChrystal reflects on his tenure as Commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and looks ahead to the military's next steps there. Plus: Jon Huntsman on bipartisanship; Robert Lustig explains the role of sugar in the obesity crisis; and the state of Haiti three years after it was hit by a devastating earthquake.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Earthquake in Haiti

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck Haiti. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was inside his house when it the earthquake occurred, and he writes of the terror of that day, the devastation ordinary Haitians experienced, and the monumental—yet he says misbegotten—rescue effort that followed in The Big Truck That Went By.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Shake Up

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Alicia Menendez, in today for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Journalist Jonathan Katz gives a firsthand account of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 and the monumentalbut rocky—recovery effort there. Then, we’ll find out how habits are made and broken. And science writer Neil Shubin explains there’s evidence of the Big Bang inside all of us. Plus, Wenonah Hauter, organic farmer and executive director of Food & Water Watch, takes a look at the effects of corporate consolidation of our food supply on public health.

The Takeaway

'Farewell, Fred Voodoo': A Journalist's Career in Haiti

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Journalist and author Amy Wilentz first traveled to Haiti in 1986, as the regime of Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier began to crumble and fall. Today, more than 25 years later, Wilentz reflects on the unique nation that has made her career in her new book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Wyclef Jean's Immigrant Story

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Wyclef Jean recounts his path from his impoverished childhood in Haiti to the projects of Brooklyn to Newark to the stage. In Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story, he writes of his upbringing and family, his time in the Fugees and his solo career, the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and his efforts to help rebuild his homeland, including the controversy surrounding Yéle, his aid organization, and his exploratory bid for president of Haiti.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

On today's New Year's Day show, we're replaying some favorite interviews from last year. Wyclef Jean tells about his journey from Haiti to the housing projects of Brooklyn to Newark and onto the world stage as a member of the Fugees. Director Penny Marshall talks about her life and career in front of—and behind—the camera. Supreme Court lawyer Linda Hirshman tells the story of the gay rights movement. Plus, the one and only Joan Rivers.

The Takeaway

How Haitians Deal With a Constant Stream of Disaster

Monday, November 26, 2012

Haitians are somewhat more practiced in dealing with the calamity of natural disaster. At the Miami Book Fair International, writer Edwidge Danticat, whose work most recently appears in a trilingual (English, French, Creole) anthology, “So Spoke the Earth,” sat down to explain how Haitians approach natural disaster.

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The Takeaway

Miami Musicians Raise Funds for Haiti

Friday, November 16, 2012

In the past two years, Haiti relief has been the focus of Julliard-educated musician Romel Joseph.  After Joseph was trapped in the rubble of his music school, The New Victoria, he pledged to rebuild his school and raise funds for his ravaged home country. Victoria and Bradley Joseph, Romel’s daughter and son, both musicians with Friends of Music Education for Haiti, explain what they hope to accomplish.

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The Takeaway

Hurricane Sandy Hit Haiti, Too

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy had plenty of opportunity to demonstrate its destruction as it traced its windy path to our shores, leaving 60 dead in the Caribbean. Haiti was hit particularly hard. Jacqueline Charles, Caribbean correspondent for the Miami Herald, just returned from Port-au-Prince yesterday evening.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Wyclef Jean's Immigrant Story

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wyclef Jean recounts his path from his impoverished childhood in "Baby Doc" Duvalier's Haiti and the projects of Brooklyn to Newark to the stage. In Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story, he writes of his upbringing and family, his time in the Fugees and his solo career, the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and his efforts to help rebuild his homeland, including the controversy surrounding Yéle, his aid organization, and his exploratory bid for president of Haiti.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Edwidge Danticat: Haiti/New York

Sunday, September 09, 2012

A contemporary writer’s two worlds are tenderly revealed, in this program that features works by the prodigiously talented Haitian-American writer, Edwidge Danticat. 

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WNYC News

Hispaniola Death Toll from Isaac Climbs to 10

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Haitians began to dig themselves out of the mud on Sunday, one day after Tropical Storm Isaac doused the Caribbean nation and killed eight people here and another two in neighboring Dominican Republic.

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