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The Leonard Lopate Show

Our Lady of Kibeho: Visions of the Virgin Mary in a Rwandan Village

Friday, December 05, 2014

Our Lady of Kibeho is a new play based on the real events of a village girl in Rwanda who began seeing visions of the Virgin Mary.

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PRI's The World

Paul Farmer says the best way to stop Ebola is to build up health care in Africa

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Harvard physician profiled in the book "Mountains Beyond Mountains" says today's media attention on the Ebola outbreak in Africa could help create the solution needed to stop future outbreaks ... and improve health throughout the continent.

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On The Media

100 Days in Rwanda

Friday, April 11, 2014

Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the start of Rwandan Genocide. In the massacre, which took place over one hundred days, more than 800,000 minority Tutsis were slaughtered by members of the Hutu majority. In 2002, Brooke spoke with director and producer Nick Hughes about his film 100 Days in Rwanda, and about creating an historical fiction which used a love story to humanize the slaughter.

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On The Media

Attacking the Koch Brothers, Remembering Rwandan Genocide, and More

Friday, April 11, 2014

A fond farewell to Stephen Colbert's character, remembering the genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago, and a report on the skin lightening industry.

The Takeaway

A Survivor's Quest to Support Other Refugees

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Eugenie Mukeshimana narrowly escaped death during the Rwandan genocide. Today she strives to give immigrant genocide survivors the legal and social help they need to rebuild their lives.

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The Takeaway

Escalating Tensions Spark Fears of War in Ukraine | A Survivor's Quest to Support Other Refugees | Flying Reptiles Offer Glimpse at Evolutionary Past

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Escalating Tensions Spark Fears of War in Ukraine | Without Action, Minor Infractions Continue to Cripple Immigrant Families | In Africa, Anti-Gay Laws Sweep Continent | One Rwandan Genocide Survivor's Quest to Support Other Refugees | Ancient Flying Reptiles Offer Glimpse at Evolutionary Past

The Takeaway

Rwanda Still Healing 20 Years After Genocide

Monday, April 07, 2014

Commemoration ceremonies have begun in Rwanda 20 years after genocide ripped through the country. The healing, in many ways, has still just begun. What does a nation on its way to healing look like?

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FT Big Read

The legacy of Rwanda's genocide

Monday, April 07, 2014

The legacy of Rwanda's genocide

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Opening a Restaurant in Rwanda

Friday, November 15, 2013

Heaven, a gourmet restaurant overlooking Kigali, has brought the community together.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bringing Ice Cream to Rwanda

Monday, November 04, 2013

Sweet Dreams is a documentary about a group of Rwandan women who, after forming the first female drumming troupe in the country, set their sights on opening Rwanda's first ice cream shop. We speak with the film's co-director/producer Rob Fruchtman as well as Alexis Miesen, co-founder of Blue Marble Ice Cream in Brooklyn and executive director of the nonprofit Blue Marble Dreams who traveled to Rwanda and helped the women start their shop.

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WNYC News

After Immigration Bill, New Citizens Say They Have Hope

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A day after a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a sweeping immigration bill in Washington, a group of 50 who have gone through the system completed the final step to becoming American citizens in New York City.

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The Takeaway

A Rwandan-American's Take on Independence Day

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Here in the United States, July 4 means fireworks, parades and barbeque. But this date means something very different in other parts of the world. In Rwanda, July 4 is Liberation Day, a holiday created to commemorate the end of the 1994 genocide.

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On The Media

When Freedom of the Press is Not a Priority

Friday, May 18, 2012

Leaders in Ethiopia and Rwanda were once hailed as political reformers. But according to Mohamed Keita, of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Western priorities have led African democracies to narrow their free speech commitments. Mohamed speaks to Brooke about the frightening consequences when press freedoms drop off the agenda. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rwanda's Cycling Team

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Yorker staff writer Philip Gourevitch tells us about Rwanda’s cycling team, made up of Hutus and Tutsis. His article “Climbers” appears in the July 11 & 18 issues of The New Yorker.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Philip Gourevitch on the Rwandan national cycling team

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Philip Gourevitch on the Rwandan national cycling team.

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Gallerina

In the Mood for Love: The Romance Writers Conference Comes to NYC

Thursday, June 30, 2011

WNYC

Workshops about sex throughout history. Lessons about 19th century undergarments. Research presentations on body language during the act of flirtation. The Romance Writers of America conference is currently underway at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

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The Takeaway

25 Years of Genocide Prevention

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sunday marks 25 years since the US Senate ratified the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. That convention entered into force in 1951 but the US Senate refrained from ratification until 1986. Why? Adam Jones is a professor of political science at the University of British Columbia and author of "Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction."

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The Takeaway

Defining Our Enemies, Defining Ourselves

Thursday, January 27, 2011

From Germany in World War I to Germany and Japan in World War II, to the Taliban and Al-Qaida today, the faces of America’s enemies have shifted over time. But how we define our enemies defines our nation in turn. We assume to be what they are not. How has this pattern affected the way nations see themselves and each other?

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The Takeaway

Kagame Expects Resounding Victory in Rwanda's Presidential Election

Monday, August 09, 2010

On Monday, Rwandans head to the polls to vote in presidential elections. Incumbent President Paul Kagame is expected to win by a landslide. Kagame is credited with bringing stability, development and economic prosperity to Rwanda following the 1994 genocide. While few expect violence on election day, Amnesty International says voters are casting their ballots in a climate of fear.

 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Cameron, Rwanda, Cambodia and the marshlands of Louisiana

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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