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Meeting This Weekend To Combat Genocide

02/08/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning,

Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of the program we’ll talk with Cameron Hudson who is a senior advisor to the Committee of Conscience of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Formerly he was chief of staff to the President’s special envy for Sudan. He’ll be speaking This Sunday at 2PM in Sarasota at the 6th annual Take A Stand Against Genocide Conference at Incarnation Catholic Church in Sarasota. The event is sponsored by Humanit...

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USF ponders the politics of the Armenian Genocide listen

11/07/11 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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When a country deals with a dark chapter in its past, like genocide, there are questions about reparations for people directly and indirectly affected. At the USF Library, Taner Akcam gave the keynote speech in a symposium hosted by USF libraries Holocaust and Genocide center on the denial of the Armenian Genocide and the Turkish national security policy of Turkey.

Akcam is a professor of Armenian g...

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Human rights activist Carl Wilkens honored in Sarasota for his efforts during Rwandan genocide listen

01/24/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Human rights activist Carl Wilkens was honored in Sarasota on January 23 at the Incarnation Catholic Church for his effort to end the genocide and help rebuild Rwanda.

When the American Embassy was evacuating people in Rwanda during the genocide, Carl Wilkens chose to stay in Kigali. His choice to stay and try to help resulted in preventing a massacre of refugees and children at the Gisimba Orphanage. It was towards the end of the 1994 genocide.

“One day I showed up with water… and...

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Journalist blasts Obama's policy on Darfur situation listen

05/07/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Eric Reeves has spent the past nine years working as a Sudan researcher and analyst, publishing extensively both in the United States and internationally. He is one of several contributors to a new book called, The World and Darfur : International Response to Crimes Against Humanity in Western Sudan.

WMNF spoke with him on Monday, asked about his contribution to the book, about how many lives have been lost or displaced because of the situation in Darfur.

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Human rights activist speaks at Eckerd College listen

03/04/09 Amy Beeman
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Human rights activist John Pendergast spoke last night at Eckerd College about the continuing genocide in Darfur.

John Pendergast is co-author of the New York Times best seller, Not on Our Watch, and co-founder of the Enough organization, a project to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He shared the story of a woman named Amena he met in Darfur; she was living under a tree shortly after two of her four children were brutally killed by the Janjaweed.

She told him how the Dar...

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Genocide In Africa

03/03/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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You're listening to WMNF's Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Our next guest is speaking tonight at 7:30 at Fox Hall at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. He is John Prendergast.

Prendergast is a world-renowned Africa expert, humanitarian and Co-Chair of the ENOUGH Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity.

During the Clinton administration, Prendergast was involved in a number of peace processes in Africa while he was director of African Affairs at the National Sec...

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What is Obama's stance on genocide in Darfur? listen

02/25/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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How will the Obama administration deal with and prevent genocide? Edward Kissi, an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of South Florida, says that in many of his campaign speeches, Obama referenced genocide in order to condemn and draw attention to the mass killings in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Kissi suggests that one reason was to stress his “change” campaign theme by contrasting the failure to stop the 1994 genocide in Rwanda with restoring ...

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