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The Takeaway

Kenyan Military Strikes Al-Shabab

Monday, April 06, 2015

In Somalia, the Kenyan military has begun bombing positions held by the militant group Al-Shabab. The campaign comes days after the terrorist group attacked Kenya's Garissa University.

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The Takeaway

Al Shabab Terror Group Targets Students in Kenya

Thursday, April 02, 2015

At least a dozen were killed at Garissa University College. Al Shabab is the same group that killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, back in 2013.

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Radiolab

Cut and Run

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kenyans have long-dominated long-distance running; breaking records, winning Olympic medals, and stupefying sports gurus along the way. So what is it that makes Kenyans so darn fast?

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Radiolab

Outside Westgate

Saturday, November 29, 2014

After a public tragedy, a reporter looks at the space between the stories of the people who experienced it and the official narrative. 
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PRI's The World

Kenya considers its security on the anniversary of the Westgate mall siege

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

One year ago, Somali terrorists stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, leading to an armed siege that lasted four days and killed 67 people. Now, at the first anniversary of the attack, Kenyans are demanding more accountability from the country's police and army for their response.

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PRI's The World

African immigrants in Colorado are finding their political voice

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In Colorado, Africans are second only to Latin Americans among the state's immigrant populations. Until now, they've been largely absent from Colorado's politics, but new candidates and civic groups with African roots are pushing the community nearer to the political spotlight.

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New Sounds

African Crossover Music

Monday, August 11, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to musicians from Belgium, Switzerland, the U.K., and Italy working together with musicians living in Kenya, Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.  Hear the late American slide guitarist Bob Brozman working together with Guinean kora player Djeli Moussa Diawara from a record called “Ocean Blues.” Then there’s music from another American guitarist Ry Cooder, collaborating with the late great Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure, along with some Saharan desert blues from Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara.

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PRI's The World

A summit of African leaders in Washington tries to move beyond 'speed dating'

Monday, August 04, 2014

The US is hosting its first-ever summit of leaders from across Africa, but the short timeframe and large number of attendees means that meaningful dialogue might be hard to achieve.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Being LGBT in Kenya

Friday, June 27, 2014

Meet "Ken" an activist working to advance the rights of LGBT people in rural villages and refugee camps in Kenya, forced to use a pseudonym for his protection. Hear what he's fighting for, and why he continues the battle despite hardship and violence.

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TRBQ: The Really Big Questions

Why Do We Share?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Are humans basically selfish, or basically giving? That's the question up for debate in this second episode of the six-part series The Really Big Questions. Host Dean Olsher explores how and why humans gravitate towards doing good deeds. He'll also get answers on why some people believe we have been shaped by evolution to care about each other, to share, and to cooperate.

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Radiolab

Cut and Run

Friday, November 01, 2013

Legions of athletes, sports gurus, and scientists have tried to figure out why Kenyans dominate long-distance running. In this short, we stumble across a surprising, and sort of terrifying, explanation.

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WNYC News

Women Made Out of Animals, Machines and Monsters

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist is getting her first American museum show.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A resurgence of global terrorism?

Monday, September 30, 2013

A resurgence of global terrorism?

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WNYC News

Mall Security in the Wake of the Attack in Kenya

Thursday, September 26, 2013

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The deadly attack at a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, is raising concerns about safety at our shopping centers. On Wednesday, a Long Island mall was temporarily on lockdown, while police searched for the suspect of a nearby shooting.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Westgate Shootings: The Kenyan Diaspora Watches

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Members of the Kenyan diaspora talk about what they know and how their community is reacting to the ongoing terror attack at an upscale Nairobi mall.

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The Takeaway

Nairobi: A Young and Bustling City

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nairobi is the youngest big city in the region, and also one of the fastest growing. Mwangi S. Kimenyi is a senior fellow and director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution and currently serves as advisory board member of the School of Economics, University of Nairobi. He explains the history and layout of the city, and why these attacks reverberated so painfully across the city.

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New Sounds

African Crossover Music

Friday, April 26, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to musicians from Belgium, Switzerland, the U.K., and Italy working together with musicians living in Kenya, Senegal, Mali, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.  Hear the late American slide guitarist Bob Brozman (he passed too soon, on April 24, at the age of 59) working together with Guinean kora player Djeli Moussa Diawara from a record called “Ocean Blues.” Then there’s music from another American guitarist Ry Cooder, collaborating with the late great Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure, along with some Saharan desert blues from Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara. 

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Money, Greed and Power

Saturday, November 10, 2012

SHORTS collaborated with the public radio show Planet Money to bring you two stories about spending and earning, and one about compulsory consumerism. 

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Hollywood in the Serengeti

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A family’s trip to Africa changes everything in this excerpt from Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Good Squad.

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On Being

Wangari Maathai — Planting the Future [remix]

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A remarkable Kenyan woman and environmentalist speaks from experience about the links between ecology, human flourishing, war and peace, and democracy. And she shares her thoughts on where God resides.

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