Tagged: history

Summer of Pakistan

Summer of Pakistan

One of the finest and most extensive audio journalism series’ I’ve heard in all the years podcasting has existed, is being produced this summer by Chris Lydon’s Radio Open Source.  His focus has been Pakistan, past, present, and future.  As...

Your 4th of July, Not Mine

Your 4th of July, Not Mine

It’s is the first time in many years that I am back in the US during the 4th of July celebrations.  While I enjoy a BBQ with friends and family today, I’ll also not forget the powerful words of Frederick...

Tblisi Streets

ctrp381 Language and War in Georgia

MP3 Audio [23 MB]DownloadShow URL Driving outside of Tbilisi on the way to the ancient city Mtskheta, my hosts and I talk about Georgian language and how it has been effected by decades of Soviet Occupation and migration patterns. We...
 

Fresh Wounds

Fresh Wounds

“It is hard to speak without any emotion about a conflict when you live it,” a great new friend and journalist explains to me as we drive across busy Tbilisi on a Friday night.  ”I can talk about Kosovo, Iraq,...

Casa do Passal

Guardian Piece on Sousa Mendes

Today my piece on visiting the Casa do Passal and the Legacy of Sousa Aristides de Sousa Mendes was published on the Guardian CiF. It looks at the failure to truly honor his memory as well as  how even today there...

ctrp372 Dissecting Dictators

ctrp372 Dissecting Dictators

MP3 Audio [15 MB]DownloadShow URL 2011 is the year where many observers and so called experts around the world scramble to understand how it is that so many dictatorships suddenly arrived at a crisis. As people take to the streets...