Gregory Mann
March 06, 2013

Peacebuilding in West Africa

Military coup, Islamic extremists, human rights violations and political unrest… all these things have been part of life for citizens in Mali for more than a year. During this episode of Focus, we talked with Associate Professor of History at Columbia University Gregory Mann about recent happenings in the country and the role the US should play in its recovery.

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August 24, 2012

Cleopatra: A Life

Stacy Schiff, Award-Winning Author

Host: David Inge

This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, November 15, 2010, 11 am


July 05, 2012

Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

We’ll talk with Kenyan author and conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick. For 20 years beginning in the mid 1950s, she was co-warden, along with her husband David, of Kenya’s Tsavo National Park. She is the first person ever to have successfully hand-raised newborn elephants, and rehabilitated many different animals, including rhinos and zebras. She will share  stories from her African childhood and her 50 years of work in the field of wildlife conservation. That’s the subject of her memoir "Love, Life and Elephants."

This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, May 07, 2012, 11 am


May 30, 2012

Current Events in Egypt

Last week, people in Egypt went to the polls to cast votes in the country’s first free presidential elections. Of the 13 candidates competing in the first round, two will contend in a runoff next month. One is the candidate of the Muslim brotherhood; the other served as Prime Minister under the old regime of Hosni Mubarak. We welcome back Ken Cuno, associate professor of History at the University of Illinois for another conversation about Egyptian politics. We’ll talk about the recent elections and try to get a better understanding of those competing for power.


September 13, 2011

Death of the Mantis, A Detective Kubu Mystery

With Michael Sears, Ph.D. (Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Mystery Writer known as Michael Stanley), and Stanley Trollip, Ph.D. (Former Director of Learning Strategies, Capella University; Mystery Writer known as Michael Stanley)


February 23, 2011

Current Events in Egypt

With Kenneth Cuno, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of History, African Studies, LAS Global Studies, and South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois)


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