Sunday, April 17, 2011

Understanding the Cote d'Ivoire Crisis With Professor Akyeampong

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WHRB reporter Allan Bradley sat down with Harvard History Professor Emmanuel K. Akyeampong to learn more about the four-month crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. Professor Akyeampong explains that the present division, between president and strongman Laurent Gbagbo and presidential challenger Alassane Ouattara, is the result of an ethnic and religious divide between the north and the south, plus the intrusion of "the politics of indigeneity."

Names for reference:
Félix Houphouët-Boigny - the first president of an independent Cote d'Ivoire after French colonial rule, beginning in 1960.
Henri Konan Bédié - the designated successor to Houphouët-Boigny, Bédié took power in 1993. He was the first to declare Alassane Ouattara ineligible for office because of Ouattara's northern heritage.
Laurent Gbagbo - President of Cote d'Ivoire, 2000-2011
Alassane Ouattara - Prime Minister under Houphouët-Boigny, 1990-1993. Left the nation to work for the International Monetary Fund during Bédié's rule.  Winner of the November 2010 presidential election against Gbagbo.
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Voice From Tahrir

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In January and February of this year, the world watched riveted as Egyptians poured into the street to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak after 30 years of rule. At the center of the national movement was Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo.  A few weeks after those fateful days, WHRB reporter Allan Bradley caught up with Nada El-Khouny, a participant in the historic revolution, to hear how it happened in the words of those who were there.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Relay for Life

Relay for Life: WHRB reporter Natalie Panno interviews Harvard Relay for Life Publicity Co-Chair Eugene Vaios. The Relay will take place on April 22-23, 2011, at Harvard University's Gordon Indoor Track.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Students Protest GOP Cuts

By Allan Bradley

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Harvard students demonstrated outside the Kennedy School of Government while Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was giving a talk and answering questions at the John F. Kennedy Forum inside.  Over 60 Harvard seniors are planning on joining Teach For America after graduation, and proposed Republican budget cuts would jeopardize those plans.

Full video of the forum event, including Representative Cantor's speech and the question and answer session, should be available at the John F. Kennedy Forum's website.  You can hear the protest clearly in the background.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

From Across the Yard: Higher Education, Gun Laws

Week in Review: Mubarak falls, AOL buys Huffington, Republican rifts appear, and Harvard reconsiders ROTC.

Get a Job: Can you, without a college degree? WHRB's Kevin Sun speaks with Kevin Symonds of the Pathways to Prosperity Project on higher education.

The 2nd Amendment, Revisited: Reporter James Pollack explores the arguments for the right to bear arms, including a chat with libertarian economist Jeffrey Miron and writers from the Harvard Political Review and the Harvard Crimson.

From Across the Yard: Mubarak, Obamacare

Week in Review: protests in Egypt, health care, Arizona Senator Giffords, and unusual weather.

Sharing the Caring?: Amy Friedman explores the Senate's debate on national health care.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Parsing the Domodedovo Bombing With Former Ambassador Thomas Simons

In this complete, unedited interview, WHRB reporter Allan Bradley interviews Dr. Thomas Simons about the conditions in Russia and its troubled North Caucasus region that led to the Monday, January 24th terrorist attack at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.

Dr. Thomas Simons is a former U.S. ambassador to Poland and Pakistan, a lecturer in government at Harvard University from 2007-2010, and a visiting scholar at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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A redacted version of this interview was aired Sunday, January 30th, 2011.