by Staff | Aug 17, 2015 12:13 pm
From politics to migration to slums, American media tends to focus on the sensational in their coverage African affairs. On this week’s episode of At The Moment, Ghanaian journalist Anny Osabutey spoke with host Sharon Benzoni about the complex world of journalism in his West African country and how Africa is represented in international media.
Click on the above audio file to listen to the show, or download it on iTunes to listen later.
by Lucy Gellman | Aug 12, 2015 12:48 pm
Before she moved to the U.S., before her career with 60 Minutes, and before her recent books brought a history to light in sharp and nuanced focus, Roya Hakakian was just a teenager, and on her way to a hike with friends in northern Tehran.
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 14, 2015 8:32 am | Comments (1)
When Mayor Toni Harp asked New Haveners to help the people of Freetown Sierra Leone i in the face of the ebola crisis in that community last year, they responded.
Their response produced money to purchase four vans, and two cargo containers filled with school and medical supplies and thousands of cases of water. It also produced top honors for New Haven, Freetown’s sister city.
by Roya Hakakian | Jun 26, 2015 4:49 pm | Comments (4)
If the necessity to “think outside the box” could ever have a physical manifestation, it would be the golden shipping container called the “Portal” currently hosting visitors to the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas.
by Paul Bass | Jun 15, 2015 4:52 pm | Comments (2)
Rosa DeLauro said she would love to tell us all the reasons she successfully led a charge to stop President Obama, at least for now, from negotiating a Pacific trade treaty. But if she were to tell us, she’d be breaking the law.
by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jun 10, 2015 4:12 pm
“Stickiness”—in New Haven, and abroad—was the theme at Kroon Hall Tuesday night.
by Sebastian Medina-Tayac | Jun 8, 2015 12:03 pm | Comments (8)
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal slipped into town for a closed-door meeting with local Democrats about an international issue—U.S. peace talks with Iran.
by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jun 2, 2015 8:50 am
June 1, 2015, was just a date in the distant future when Natassia Lindo arrived in the U.S. 15 years ago. It became a turning point in her life, as she said her first pledge of allegiance as a new citizen—as part of the largest naturalization ceremony in state history.
by Allan Appel | May 22, 2015 2:31 pm
As the world frets about whether ancient sculptures will survive the sledgehammers of the newly arrived conquerors of Palmyra, Syria, a sense of what’s at stake can be found here in New Haven.
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 17, 2015 12:27 pm
Relatives of 43 disappeared Mexican students called out former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo and the U.S. government, accusing them of complicity in state-sanctioned terrorism in their country.