Friday, December 05, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
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.
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.
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
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.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
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.
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."
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?
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.
Thursday, July 29, 2010