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The Takeaway

Mandela Autobiography to be Published Posthumously

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A highly anticipated autobiography under the working title, "The Presidential Years"  is due to be published posthumously by Nelson Mandela.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

25 Years Ago Today: Mandela Walks Free from Prison

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

After 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela told an audience of over 50,000 that the ideal of a "free society in which all persons live together in harmony" was something he'd die for.
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Soundcheck

Hear This Newly Unearthed Gem Celebrating Nelson Mandela's Trip to NYC

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

On the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, we dug up a special program Soundcheck's John Schaefer created to commemorate the South African leader's historic visit.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Nelson Mandela's Jailer Becomes His Friend, Finding the Virgin Mary in Rwanda

Friday, December 05, 2014

Nelson Mandela's jailer and close friend. Sighting the Virgin Mary in Rwanda. A play about a vacation derailed. And Please Explain on the history of Ballet!

The Leonard Lopate Show

Nelson Mandela's Jailer, Who Grew to Become His Friend

Friday, December 05, 2014

When Christo Brand was 18, he was given charge of the country's most infamous inmate: Nelson Mandela.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mandela Foundation Carries On

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang, talks about the ongoing work of the foundation, as they prepare to mark one year without him.

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Radiolab

A Giant Appears At The Edge Of An African Roadway

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

If the task is to think backward, to an important moment in history, here's a stunning way to do it: It's a jewel of a monument alongside a road in South Africa.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

From Mandela’s Enemy to His Right Hand

Monday, July 21, 2014

Zelda la Grange's beliefs, prejudices — everything she once believed — were completely transformed by the man she had been taught to fear.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

A Pilgrim’'s Journey

Saturday, May 03, 2014

This edition of All Ear’s was programmed days before the passing of Madiba (Nelson Mandela) but some striking connections arose as we put the final touches on the evening.

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WQXR Blog

27-Day South Africa Festival Highlights Carnegie Hall's 14-15 Season

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Less than two months after Nelson Mandela died, Carnegie Hall said on Wednesday that it will stage a 27-day "Music and Arts of South Africa" festival this autumn.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After Mandela

Monday, December 16, 2013

South Africa has seen explosive growth for both its economy and political life since Nelson Mandela's release from prison and the end of apartheid -- but there's continued (and worsening) inequality between black and white South Africans. Marcus Mabry, The New York Times editor at large and former Newsweek Johannesburg correspondent, looks at South Africa without Mandela, and the role of the so-called "born free" generation.

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The Takeaway

Obama & Raul Castro Shake Hands

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Call it the handshake heard around the world—during Nelson Mandela's memorial service, Cuba's President Raúl Castro was in a meet-and-greet line of world leaders and President Obama shook his hand. Many conservatives in the U.S. reacted quickly and harshly to the handshake. The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich asked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to react to the meeting between the two leaders.

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The Takeaway

Carrying Forward Mandela's Legacy

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Today leaders from around the world converged on South Africa to pay their final respects to Nelson Mandela. "After this great liberator is laid to rest, when we have returned to our cities and villages, and rejoined our daily routines, let us search then for his strength—for his largeness of spirit—somewhere inside ourselves,” President Barack Obama said during the ceremony. As we remember Madiba, The Takeaway is asking you how America can carry forward the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

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WNYC News

De Blasio On The Lessons From Mandela

Sunday, December 08, 2013

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As people continue to mourn the death of the late South African president Nelson Mandela, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio offered a remembrance at a Brooklyn church on Sunday saying that he plans to use lessons from Mandela's life as he leads New York City.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

A Pilgrim’'s Journey

Saturday, December 07, 2013

This edition of All Ear’s was programmed days before the passing of Madiba (Nelson Mandela) but some striking connections arose as we put the final touches on the evening.

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WNYC News

How Columbia Students Helped Bring Apartheid to the Attention of Americans

Friday, December 06, 2013

"Columbia pays the bills. Apartheid kills." That was the chant at Columbia University in 1985 as students protested against the university's financial involvement with the South African government.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Mandela's Pan-African Impact

Friday, December 06, 2013

We take calls from Africans and African immigrants on what Nelson Mandela meant for the continent as a whole. Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor Dinkins on Mandela in New York

Friday, December 06, 2013

We remember the times Nelson Mandela visited New York City, particularly his 1990 visit, shortly after being freed from prison, where he spoke at City Hall, Riverside Church, and Yankee Stadium. Former Mayor David Dinkins, who presented Mandela with the key to the city, remembers the visit. Were you there for his speeches? Do you have memories of Mandela in New York City? Post below or call 212-433-9692

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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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New Sounds

Nelson Mandela, In Memoriam

Friday, December 06, 2013

In remembrance of Nelson Mandela, we’ll revisit a studio session recorded on the occasion of Nelson Mandela’s arrival in New York City in June of 1990, just months after being set free.

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