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AfrobeatRadio on WBAI 99.5 NYC

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a·r produces a radio program on WBAI 99.5 FM PACIFICA Radio. The program Features include an ensemble cast providing diverse perspectives and unique access points to reflect, present and celebrate the diversity of African life in communities throughout New York City and Tri-State area.

During the program you can use the live audio stream player visible on the bottom of this post.

Today’s program features the following guests listed in alphabetical order:

Andrew M. Mwenda

Andrew M. Mwenda is the founding Managing Editor of The Independent, Uganda’s premier current affairs news magazine. He was also host of Andrew Mwenda Live, a popular prime time radio talk-show in Uganda until it was banned.  His newspaper and home have been raided and ransacked by state security agencies of Uganda several times. Andrew Mwenda is facing 23 criminal charges in Ugandan courts with a cumulative sentence of 115 years in jail. He has refused to go to exile or back down, saying he prefers to die defending the cause of liberty than to live by acquiescing to tyranny. Andrew Mwenda is a recipient of the prestigious Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellowship. Mr Mwenda joins AfrobeatRadio courtesy of Yale University.

Jean Victor Nkolo

Journalist and Spokesperson for the President of the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Jean Victor Nkolo, speaks to Afrobeatradio on the role the UN is playing in response to the Haiti earthquake and on UN’s disaster response generally. He has been the Spokesperson for the President of the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly since 15 September 2009. Mr. Nkolo has served as an International civil servant for 17 years, working in the areas public information and the media; peacekeeping; Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Combatants (DDR); humanitarian emergencies; children and armed conflict; and international peace and security.He is a recipient of several Human Rights and Peace Awards. This segment is co-produced by the Dowoti Desir of the Ogun Task Force for Haiti.

Cheikh Tall

Partnership Specialist with the US CENSUS Bureau joins us to speak on the US CENSUS 2010 and the importance of minority and immigrant community participation and what the CENSUS Bureau is doing to ensure participation.

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