Monday, December 1, 2008


At one point in the future, I'm going to start archiving shows from the past year on this website. It will most likely be finished/uploaded by early January.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Crisis in Congo - 11/18/08

This show covered the escalating violence in eastern Congolese provinces of North and South Kivu. On Oct. 26th, General Laurent Nkunda, the leader of rebel forces in the area, launched an offensive in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province. Although a ceasefire was declared, Nkunda once again launched an offensive on November 17th.

I interviewed Severine Autesserre, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College. Professor Autesserre has specialized in Congo for her academic research.

A note on the MP3 file: Somehow the first five minutes of recording was cut off. Included in those five minutes were the program introduction, a clip of Laurent Nkunda speaking (courtesy AFPTV, taken from Youtube), and an introduction to the Democratic Republic of Congo (where it is located, why this show is discussing the conflict, &c.). The file begins with Professor Autesserre discussing the lead-up to the First Congo War.

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