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The John Batchelor Show
Randolph W. Hobler #UNBOUND. 101 Arabian Tales. The complete, forty-minute interview. December 10, 2021.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 39:30


Photo:   Illustration from The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Nights 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, by Randolph W. Hobler  Paperback – August 28, 2020  https://www.amazon.com/101-Arabian-Tales-Persevered-Peace/dp/171681166X 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya is substantially set apart from the over-1,000 published Peace Corps memoirs because they are individual memoirs and this is a unique collective memoir, garnered from in-depth interviews with 101 fellow Libyan returned Peace Corps volunteers. A herculean effort. The story's spine is Hobler's own narrative, anchored to and deftly embroidered with hundreds of other anecdotes. Rather than being a narrow, individual view, this collective sharing provides many rich hues and shades of experiences—hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, poignant, as well as educational and inspiring.            These volunteers were spread out over 900 miles, resulting in an omniscient kaleidoscope of experiences, many of which fall under the category of “you can't make this up” It's an amazingly detailed chronicle of anecdotes, historical perspectives, fun, adventure and hardship. Hobler's breezy, whimsical style is accessible and entertaining, capped off with 220 compelling photographs.           “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read. His amazingly detailed book instantly grips the reader by putting Libya in its properly rich and unique historical perspective.” —Niels Marquardt Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros; Peace Corps Volunteer—Zaire and Rwanda           The book is available on Amazon, Lulu and other publishing sites.   www.101arabiantales.com

L'heure du crime
L'INTÉGRALE - Dian Fossey : qui a tué l'amie des gorilles ?

L'heure du crime

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 41:17


Diane Fossey, éthologue américaine, était spécialisée dans l'étude du comportement des gorilles. Cet engagement lui coûtera la vie : elle est assassinée au Rwanda, le 27 décembre 1985. Ecoutez L'heure du Crime avec Jean-Alphonse Richard du 11 janvier 2022

L'heure du crime
L'ENQUÊTE - Dian Fossey : qui a tué l'amie des gorilles ?

L'heure du crime

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 13:46


Le 27 décembre 1985, le cuisinier du camp Karisoke au Rwanda pousse la porte du domicile de Dian Fossey, la patronne du centre de recherches perdu dans la plus sauvage des natures. Il apporte comme chaque matin un pot d'eau chaude. Il note tout de suite du désordre dans la maison. L'homme s'approche et tombe sur le corps de Dian Fossey. Elle est sur le sol, au pied de son lit. Son visage a été fracturé à coups de machette. Près des mains de la victime se trouve son revolver, mais elle n'a pas eu le temps de charger la cartouche. La scène de crime ressemble à s'y méprendre à un cambriolage qui aurait mal tourné, mais a y regarder de plus près, tout cela ressemble à une mise en scène. Ecoutez L'heure du Crime avec Jean-Alphonse Richard du 11 janvier 2022

Toute une vie
Dian Fossey (1932-1985), une primatologue en croisade

Toute une vie

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 58:15


durée : 00:58:15 - Toute une vie - Pionnière de la primatologie et icône de la protection animale, Dian Fossey aura passé 18 ans de sa vie à étudier les gorilles des montagnes au Rwanda. Figure controversée, son meurtre violent en 1985 reste irrésolu.

Tous les cinémas du monde
Une histoire à soi, ou les enjeux et les douleurs de l'adoption internationale

Tous les cinémas du monde

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 48:30


Ils s'appellent Justine, Mathieu, Nicolas ou Céline et Anne-Charlotte. Mais dans une autre vie, pendant ne serait-ce que quelques mois, ils ont été nommés Joohee, Matheus, Niyongira ou Chandralatha dans leur pays d'origine, la Corée du Sud, le Brésil, le Rwanda ou le Sri Lanka. Un film documentaire, Une histoire à soi, donne à entendre les témoignages, les parcours de vie parfois chaotiques et douloureux de cinq personnes adoptées en France. Que racontent ces destins de l'importance de connaître ses origines, son histoire, des rapports Nord-Sud aussi ? C'est ce que nous explorons avec la réalisatrice Amandine Gay. Quatre ans après son premier long métrage «Ouvrir la voix», dans lequel elle donnait la parole à 24 femmes afro-descendantes, la documentariste revient donc avec un sujet qu'elle aborde de la même façon sous un angle novateur.    À l'affiche également de notre émission cette semaine, nous feuilletons le petit journal du cinéma avec Elisabeth Lequeret, et nous allons à Haïti où notre correspondante Amélie Baron a pu rencontrer la réalisatrice Gessica Geneus qui portera les couleurs de son pays au festival de Cannes.

Tell Us Something
Forward to Better – Part 1

Tell Us Something

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 56:01


Our podcast today was recorded in front of a live audience on August 24, 2021, at Bonner Park Bandshell in Missoula, MT. 7 storytellers shared their true personal story on the theme “Forward to Better”. Today we hear from 5 of those storytellers. Our first story comes to us from Sasha Vermel. When Sasha Vermel tells her husband that she isn't ready to settle down and wants to travel, he takes her up on it and they learn how difficult being gluten intolerant can be while traveling in China. Sasha calls her story “Pieces of Home in Far Off Lands”. Sasha Vermel passionately believes that we all have a basic need to hear and tell stories. By day, she is a real estate agent with a sewing and design habit. Born and raised in Missoula, MT she earned a BFA from U of M. In her former life she worked in theater costume shops across the West and frequently performed on stage at Bona Fide and Bawdy Storytelling events in San Francisco. Learn more about Sasha at her website sashavermel.com. Our next story comes to us from Sara Close. Sara Close is feeling hopeless. She picks up the phone and the woman on the other end saves her life and reminds her of the magic in life. Sensitive listeners, please be aware that Sara's story mentions suicidal thoughts. Remember, You are not alone. Reach out. | Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.8255 | projecttomorrowmt.org | “text MT” to 741-741 Sara calls her story “A Lesson in Magic” Sara Close is a strategist and convener of good ideas and good people. Director by day, a yoga teacher by night, but a mom all the time, she's happiest on the water, on trails, or on the trampoline… but definitely not on snow and is still trying to figure out how to do winter in Montana right. In our next story, Lauren Gonzalez navigates the complex feelings a new mother has when she brings a daughter into the world when hoping for a son. She calls her story “No Girls Allowed”. Lauren Gonzalez is a Southern-born thirty-something who writes/edits, climbs, (pretends to learn the) drums, sings, homeschools, and mothers two plucky kids (alongside her partner of 10 years) in beautiful Missoula. Our next storyteller, Paul Mwingwa, is a refugee from Congo by way of Rwanda. Paul earns that riding the bus is very different across cultures. He uses this knowledge to help other refugees as they navigate learning the bus system in Missoula, MT. We call Paul's story “Riding the Bus”. Paul Mwingwa is the Refugee Congress Delegate for Montana. He is a resettled refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and came to the U.S. in November 2018. Mwingwa is studying Computer Network Design, Configuration and Administration Modules at Missoula College. Today, he works as a Swahili language instructor and private contractor at the Lifelong Learning Center and a food service worker at Providence St. Patrick Hospital. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and walking along the river. Jen Certa originally shared this story in 2020 during one of the Tell Us Something live-streamed events. It is such an important story that we thought she deserved a live in-person audience to hear it. Jen agreed. Jen Certa's journey to fix a botched tattoo helps her answer Mary Oliver's question about how to love this world. Sensitive listeners be aware that Jen's story mentions sexual assault. Jen calls her story “How to Love This World”. Jen Certa is originally from New York, but accidentally began a love affair with Montana in 2009 and is grateful to have called Missoula home since. Jen works as a mental health therapist at an elementary school, where she spends her days debating the finer points of making fart noises with your slime and playing “the floor is lava.” When not at work, Jen can most often be found hiking with her dogs and running late for something.

Mint Arrow Messages
Being Civil, Informed and Making the World Better with Sharon McMahon

Mint Arrow Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 45:39


Sharon McMahon is a former high school government and law teacher who earned a reputation as ‘America's Government Teacher' amidst the historic 2020 election proceedings for her viral efforts on Instagram to educate the general public on political misinformation. Through a simple mission to share non-partisan information about democracy, Sharon has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers online, affectionately called the “Governerds", who look to her for truth and logic in a society plagued by bias and conspiracy. I had the absolute pleasure and privilege of hanging out with Sharon for an hour virtually, and today I'm sharing all the wisdom and insight that she shared with me, with you! I personally found Sharon during the height of political unrest in 2020, and she was more than a breath of fresh air for me. I've learned so much from her just by following her on Instagram, and whether you're already a governerd or just hearing about her for the first time today, I guarantee you're about to learn a ton from this episode, too.   Time Stamps: [01:08] - Sharon McMahon helps the public understand government and politics.  [02:50] - Where did Sharon's passion for politics and current events come from? [05:26] - Sharon says she decided to make non-partisan videos for educating people instead of engaging with internet arguments.  [08:04] - Which news outlets does Sharon look to for information? [11:03] - Corrine and Sharon talk about recognizing polarity and how to help youth develop discernment.  [13:22] - Sharon gives a dinner analogy of exercising critical thinking. [15:59] - Which public figures would Sharon have lunch with?  [17:44] - Sharon shares her thoughts on flexible thinking, rigid thinking, and distress tolerance. [19:26] - What is the answer to extreme polarization?  [21:46] - Most things in life are not zero-sum games, including what we agree and disagree on. [24:31] - Sharon explains her projects of raising money for teacher grants. [26:23] - Sharon discusses the teaching profession and the lack of support that can be experienced in some communities. [28:02] - Teachers are going above and beyond to provide basic and core necessities for children. [30:52] - How did Sharon raise over half a million dollars for Christmas? [33:05] - The principle of giving is important. Intent outweighs the size of the gift. [35:12] - Sharon points out this lesson in US History to keep in mind, since history repeats itself. Why do seemingly harmless moments become the greatest scars? [36:37] - Sharon continues her thoughts on dehumanization. She explains the crossover of thoughts, actions, and mindsets used to justify how we think. [38:44] - Corrine talks about the relation of repeated polarizing experiences globally as she recalls a museum visit during a trip to Rwanda. [40:36] - Sharon says it's important not to step toward dehumanization. She explains why situations that appear sudden are unconsciously developed. [42:53] - Sharon urges people to not give up hope in doing their part to make the world a little better.   Supporting Resources: Sharon Says So Instagram @sharonsaysso  Sharon's blog  Sharon Says So Podcast

Nuus
Ekonomiese navorser sê Namibië is nie beleggersvriendelik

Nuus

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 0:29


Die Internasionale Monetêre Fonds sê dat 25 Afrikalande sal die jaar met meer as vyf persent groei met die top-tien wat die Seychelles, Rwanda, Mauritius, Suid-Soedan en Ghana insluit. Namibië en Suid-Afrika is nie op die lys nie. Kosmos 94.1 Nuus het met die ekonomiese navorser Eben de Klerk gepraat oor die redes hiervoor en hy meen dis ‘n beleidskwessie.

Maarten van Rossem - De Podcast

Het leven is een loterij. Niet alleen op 1 januari. Maarten roept iedereen op om de Lieve Heer op onze blote knietjes te danken. We zijn namelijk allemaal geboren in een fantastisch land. Je zult maar in Rwanda worden geboren en je dochters moeten de hele dag overhemden naaien. Over loterijen gesproken: Het valt Maarten en Tom op dat de Postcodekanjer nooit in het steenrijke Wassenaar valt. Wordt de loterij soms gemanipuleerd? Overigens speelt Maarten wel mee. Hij verklapt in deze aflevering dat hij ook wel eens iets gewonnen heeft. Geproduceerd door t-talks.

New Books in Sociology
Nicole Fox, "After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda" (U Wisconsin Press, 2021)

New Books in Sociology

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 68:29


In the wake of unthinkable atrocities, it is reasonable to ask how any population can move on from the experience of genocide. Simply remembering the past can, in the shadow of mass death, be retraumatizing. So how can such momentous events be memorialized in a way that is productive and even healing for survivors? Genocide memorials tell a story about the past, preserve evidence of the violence that occurred, and provide emotional support to survivors. But the goal of amplifying survivors' voices can fade amid larger narratives entrenched in political motivations. In After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda (U Wisconsin Press, 2021), Nicole Fox investigates the ways memorials can shape the experiences of survivors decades after mass violence has ended. She examines how memorializations can both heal and hurt, especially when they fail to represent all genders, ethnicities, and classes of those afflicted. Drawing on extensive interviews with Rwandans, Fox reveals their relationships to these spaces and uncovers those voices silenced by the dominant narrative--arguing that the erasure of such stories is an act of violence itself. The book probes the ongoing question of how to fit survivors in to the dominant narrative of healing and importantly demonstrates how memorials can shape possibilities for growth, national cohesion, reconciliation, and hope for the future. Kelly McFall is Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at Newman University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

New Books Network
Nicole Fox, "After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda" (U Wisconsin Press, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 68:29


In the wake of unthinkable atrocities, it is reasonable to ask how any population can move on from the experience of genocide. Simply remembering the past can, in the shadow of mass death, be retraumatizing. So how can such momentous events be memorialized in a way that is productive and even healing for survivors? Genocide memorials tell a story about the past, preserve evidence of the violence that occurred, and provide emotional support to survivors. But the goal of amplifying survivors' voices can fade amid larger narratives entrenched in political motivations. In After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda (U Wisconsin Press, 2021), Nicole Fox investigates the ways memorials can shape the experiences of survivors decades after mass violence has ended. She examines how memorializations can both heal and hurt, especially when they fail to represent all genders, ethnicities, and classes of those afflicted. Drawing on extensive interviews with Rwandans, Fox reveals their relationships to these spaces and uncovers those voices silenced by the dominant narrative--arguing that the erasure of such stories is an act of violence itself. The book probes the ongoing question of how to fit survivors in to the dominant narrative of healing and importantly demonstrates how memorials can shape possibilities for growth, national cohesion, reconciliation, and hope for the future. Kelly McFall is Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at Newman University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in African Studies
Nicole Fox, "After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda" (U Wisconsin Press, 2021)

New Books in African Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 68:29


In the wake of unthinkable atrocities, it is reasonable to ask how any population can move on from the experience of genocide. Simply remembering the past can, in the shadow of mass death, be retraumatizing. So how can such momentous events be memorialized in a way that is productive and even healing for survivors? Genocide memorials tell a story about the past, preserve evidence of the violence that occurred, and provide emotional support to survivors. But the goal of amplifying survivors' voices can fade amid larger narratives entrenched in political motivations. In After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda (U Wisconsin Press, 2021), Nicole Fox investigates the ways memorials can shape the experiences of survivors decades after mass violence has ended. She examines how memorializations can both heal and hurt, especially when they fail to represent all genders, ethnicities, and classes of those afflicted. Drawing on extensive interviews with Rwandans, Fox reveals their relationships to these spaces and uncovers those voices silenced by the dominant narrative--arguing that the erasure of such stories is an act of violence itself. The book probes the ongoing question of how to fit survivors in to the dominant narrative of healing and importantly demonstrates how memorials can shape possibilities for growth, national cohesion, reconciliation, and hope for the future. Kelly McFall is Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at Newman University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-studies

New Books in History
Nicole Fox, "After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda" (U Wisconsin Press, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 68:29


In the wake of unthinkable atrocities, it is reasonable to ask how any population can move on from the experience of genocide. Simply remembering the past can, in the shadow of mass death, be retraumatizing. So how can such momentous events be memorialized in a way that is productive and even healing for survivors? Genocide memorials tell a story about the past, preserve evidence of the violence that occurred, and provide emotional support to survivors. But the goal of amplifying survivors' voices can fade amid larger narratives entrenched in political motivations. In After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda (U Wisconsin Press, 2021), Nicole Fox investigates the ways memorials can shape the experiences of survivors decades after mass violence has ended. She examines how memorializations can both heal and hurt, especially when they fail to represent all genders, ethnicities, and classes of those afflicted. Drawing on extensive interviews with Rwandans, Fox reveals their relationships to these spaces and uncovers those voices silenced by the dominant narrative--arguing that the erasure of such stories is an act of violence itself. The book probes the ongoing question of how to fit survivors in to the dominant narrative of healing and importantly demonstrates how memorials can shape possibilities for growth, national cohesion, reconciliation, and hope for the future. Kelly McFall is Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at Newman University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Genocide Studies
Nicole Fox, "After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda" (U Wisconsin Press, 2021)

New Books in Genocide Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 68:29


In the wake of unthinkable atrocities, it is reasonable to ask how any population can move on from the experience of genocide. Simply remembering the past can, in the shadow of mass death, be retraumatizing. So how can such momentous events be memorialized in a way that is productive and even healing for survivors? Genocide memorials tell a story about the past, preserve evidence of the violence that occurred, and provide emotional support to survivors. But the goal of amplifying survivors' voices can fade amid larger narratives entrenched in political motivations. In After Genocide: Memory and Reconciliation in Rwanda (U Wisconsin Press, 2021), Nicole Fox investigates the ways memorials can shape the experiences of survivors decades after mass violence has ended. She examines how memorializations can both heal and hurt, especially when they fail to represent all genders, ethnicities, and classes of those afflicted. Drawing on extensive interviews with Rwandans, Fox reveals their relationships to these spaces and uncovers those voices silenced by the dominant narrative--arguing that the erasure of such stories is an act of violence itself. The book probes the ongoing question of how to fit survivors in to the dominant narrative of healing and importantly demonstrates how memorials can shape possibilities for growth, national cohesion, reconciliation, and hope for the future. Kelly McFall is Professor of History and Director of the Honors Program at Newman University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/genocide-studies

Le Collimateur
[Rétro-Collimateur] Une vie dans les forces spéciales : entretien avec l'Amiral Gillier

Le Collimateur

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 71:24


Rediffusion de l'épisode du 9 juillet 2019 avec le vice-amiral d'escadre Gillier, au sujet d'une carrière dans les commandos Marine et pour faire un panorama de ces forces. Afin d'éclairer la fonction et le quotidien de ces forces d'élite méconnues, le vice-amiral d'escadre Marin Gillier, qui a passé plus de quarante ans dans les forces spéciales en tant que nageur de combat, puis au Commandement des Opérations spéciales, jusqu'à devenir ALFUSCO (amiral en charge des fusiliers marins et des commandos), raconte son parcours de combattant et certaines de ses opérations les plus mémorables dans ces forces d'élite. Avec Alexandre Jubelin, il évoque tout d'abord son parcours à l'Ecole navale et la manière dont il est arrivé dans les commandos marine (2:10), revient sur l'organisation et la nomination des commandos (7:00) et sur la spécificité des marins dans les forces spéciales (14:10) et par rapport au reste des militaires (19:00). Il évoque ensuite la formation des commandos (25:00) et évoque son baptême du feu au Rwanda en 1994 (32:00). Puis il raconte des parties et des épisodes de ce déploiement au Rwanda, qu'il considère comme l'événement fondateur de sa carrière, et la réflexion sur le courage que celui-ci a nourri (43:35). Puis il évalue les changements dans les profils des forces spéciales depuis son entrée dans la Marine (50:00), avant de rendre un hommage appuyé à Cédric de Pierrepont et Alain Bertoncello, et de parler plus largement des familles des combattants et de la réaction de la société française à cette occasion (53:30). Il parle enfin de ce qu'est d'évoluer et d'opérer dans le secret (1:00:00) et du retour à la vie normale après une carrière de commando (1:06:00) Extraits audio Daniel Pemberton - « Seasoned Oak » (BO du film « King Arthur ») Robin Foster, Ndidi O - « Pick your God or Devil » sur l'album « Where Do We Go From Here » (2011) et tiré de la bande son du film « Forces spéciales » (2011)

Secrets From The Saddle: All things Cycling PODCAST
168. Meet JA BIG. A DJ & A Cyclist On a Mission to Ride Around the USA for World Bicycle Relief

Secrets From The Saddle: All things Cycling PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 58:01


In this episode, you will learn about. Meet internationally renowned DJ and cycling enthusiast, JA BIG who was born in Rwanda but moved to Montreal as a child. For years he's been spinning records at clubs all over the world from San Francisco to London-him bringing his unique style along on every trip! This winter he is planning to embark on a 6mo ride around America for World Bicycle Relief - helping provide girls access motorcycles so they can get themselves educated too!. Learn how you can support the cause.

Invité Afrique
Abdoulaye Bathily: «Desmond Tutu a joué un rôle d'éveil des consciences pour la communauté noire»

Invité Afrique

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 5:34


Desmond Tutu s'est éteint ce dimanche au Cap à l'âge de 90 ans. Prix Nobel de la paix, cet archevêque est considéré comme la conscience de l'Afrique du Sud, la « nation arc-en-ciel », terme qu'il a inventé après l'avènement de la démocratie en 1994 et l'élection de son ami Nelson Mandela. Desmond Tutu, homme d'église engagé, était la dernière des grandes icônes de la lutte contre l'apartheid. Pour en parler, Bineta Diagne s'entretient avec l'historien et politique sénégalais Abdoulaye Bathily, qui a notamment enseigné l'histoire des luttes de libération et du mouvement anti-apartheid en Afrique australe à l'université de Dakar dans les années 70 et 80. RFI : La première fois que vous avez rencontré Desmond Tutu en Afrique du Sud, quelle a été votre première impression ? Abdoulaye Bathily : C'est au tout début de la période qui a suivi l'effondrement du système d'apartheid, c'était au Cap. Il dégageait une curieuse impression d'un homme impressionnant, mais en même temps qui dégageait un air de modestie. Parlons un peu de son rôle dans l'histoire de son pays. Quel a été son rôle dans la chute de l'apartheid ? Il fait partie de cette phalange de dirigeants anti-apartheid qui ont joué un rôle essentiel dans les deux ou trois dernières décennies qui ont précédé la chute de l'apartheid à un double titre. D'abord en tant que prélat, il fait partie de ces religieux qui ont joué un rôle imminent comme autorité morale, autorité spirituelle de la communauté noire. Les prélats noirs dans les différentes églises, y compris dans l'église anglicane, ont joué un rôle d'éveil de conscience à travers leurs activités. D'autre part, il a participé activement dans les mouvements de masse en droite ligne de ce qu'on pourrait appeler de la « théologie de l'émancipation nationale ». Il s'est donc associé fortement d'une organisation comme l'ANC ou d'autres forces politiques, le parti communiste, etcétéra… Ils se sont associés très fortement à toutes les initiatives de libération prises par ces mouvements politiques. Est-ce que vous avez des exemples concrets des actions qu'il a pu mener, notamment qui vous ont été rapportées à travers les récits des exilés que vous avez pu côtoyer lorsque vous étiez enseignant à l'université de Dar es Salam ? Il n'est pas allé en exil, il est resté à l'intérieur. Et donc il y avait un mouvement de va-et-vient entre les militants de l'intérieur et les militants de l'extérieur. Par exemple, il a fortement soutenu Steve Biko. Et même à la mort de ce dernier, il a joué un rôle très important dans les funérailles. Il s'est toujours battu pour la libération des détenus en Afrique. Des détenus de toutes conditions d'ailleurs, que ce soit les mouvements politiques, les mouvements syndicaux, l'ANC, le Mouvement de la conscience noire, le Black Consciousness Movement. Donc, il a été en réalité de tous les combats. Comment décririez-vous la posture adoptée par Desmond Tutu vis-à-vis de la classe politique après l'apartheid ? Il fait partie de ces dirigeants des mouvements d'émancipation qui est resté fidèle à lui-même. Resté fidèle à ses convictions, à la fois conviction religieuse théologique de l'émancipation, mais en même temps, une lutte implacable contre la corruption. Il était resté une sorte de gardien vigilent des idéaux de la lutte de libération. Par exemple, on se rappelle son combat contre le président Zuma, toutes les dérives qui ont suivi la libération nationale. Certains hommes politiques, une fois la libération accomplie, évidemment, se sont engagés dans des initiatives de capture de l'État à travers des réseaux de corruption. Desmond Tutu, de manière permanente, s'est insurgé contre cela. Pour vous, ce n'est pas forcement paradoxal le fait que Desmond Tutu, après l'apartheid, ait été également très dur envers les militants de l'ANC ? C'est une tendance qu'on a notée dans certains mouvements de libération nationale, une fois accompli l'objectif de libération, ils ont succombé aux délices du pouvoir à travers différentes dérives dans la gouvernance. Desmond Tutu fait partie de ces dirigeants exceptionnels du mouvement anti-apartheid qui n'ont pas plié face aux privilèges, face aux tentations de pouvoir. Desmond Tutu a présidé la Commission vérité réconciliation pour faire la lumière sur les crimes commis pendant l'apartheid, mais ces détracteurs lui reprochent de ne pas avoir sanctionné durement les auteurs de crimes. Quelle analyse faites-vous de la méthode employée par Desmond Tutu pour tourner la page de la haine raciale ? La méthode qu'il a employée dans la Commission vérité réconciliation a fait école un peu partout sur le continent et même au-delà. Ce qui prouve quand même que cette méthode-là a eu du sens du point de vue historique, tout le monde se réclame peu ou prou de la méthodologie utilisée par Desmond Tutu. À la fois après le génocide au Rwanda, mais également dans d'autres pays. Des siècles de crimes commis par le régime d'apartheid ne pouvaient pas tous être punis individuellement, donc il fallait trouver de manière générale, une méthode qui puisse, sans pouvoir oublier ces crimes, au moins les faire reconnaître par leurs auteurs pour que le pays puisse repartir sur une base nouvelle.

La Slovaquie en direct, Magazine en francais sur la Slovaquie
La Slovaquie en direct, Magazine en français sur la Slovaquie (26.12.2021 19:00)

La Slovaquie en direct, Magazine en francais sur la Slovaquie

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 26:56


Courrier des auditeurs / Missionnaire slovaque au Rwanda

Today In History
Today In History - World-renowned primatologist Dian Fossey is found murdered in Rwanda

Today In History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021


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Ta Đi Tây
#43:

Ta Đi Tây

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 58:21


Hôm nay cũng là những ngày cuối năm 2021 rồi. Thay mặt cho Ta Đi Tây Podcast, chúng mình chúc bạn và những người thương yêu thật nhiều sức khoẻ và niềm vui trong năm mới. Hôm nay, chúng mình cùng đi tới Nam Phi, một đất nước xinh đẹp & tràn ngập điều thú vị về văn hoá tại cực Nam của châu Phi nhé. Hướng dẫn viên của tập này là anh Duy Linh, một người đã theo đuổi môn Địa lý trong rất nhiều năm. Anh ý cũng là 1 trong 2 thành viên của Podcast Chưa từng trải, kể về những công việc khác nhau:- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5doNc9rVC9T8dhC4RYK1ZI?si=52b07fdee5c74336- Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/vn/podcast/ch%C6%B0a-t%E1%BB%ABng-tr%E1%BA%A3i/id1570722180Ở tập này, chúng ta cùng nghiên cứu sự khác nhau trong giáo dục Địa lý ở một nước từng là thực dân và một nước từng là thuộc địa - lần lượt là Đức

Morning Meeting
Episode 67: A Wild Adventure Awaits in 2022

Morning Meeting

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 24:02


This week, we're dreaming of new adventures for 2022—beginning with one of the rarest of opportunities: seeing some of the last 1,000 gorillas that remain on Earth. Marcia DeSanctis joins Ashley and Mike to recount her amazing journey into the mists of Rwanda, and how coming face to face with these extraordinary creatures is an experience that marks you forever. It's an episode you won't want to miss. You'll find all this and more in this week's Morning Meeting. View on Air Mail →

Brain Burrow: Digging Deep into Psychology and Horror
Amelia Kinkade: We are all Connected: Part 2 (Ep 62, Season 2)

Brain Burrow: Digging Deep into Psychology and Horror

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 28:44


Do you feel connected to the world around you?  Or do you feel...disconnected?In Part 2 of this provocative Brain Burrow Digging Deep episode, Amelia Kinkade talks about humans...and our place in the world.  In this episode, she also shares her perspective on embracing her role of Angela in Night of the Demons...and her motivation for her famous dance scene.Amelia's primary work (and focus of her life) is connecting humans to a sacred space within themselves and teaching them to activate the other hemisphere (right hemisphere).  She has been teaching humans around the world for 19 years.Amelia is passionate about teaching people to be present with love and learning to live in harmony with the other beings on this planet.  Her message reaches all religions, genders, and philosophies.  She truly “meets people where they are.”  She is an inspirational speaker who lectures in 10-15 countries a year in the US, Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, France, Portugal, Poland, Thailand, the Isle of Man, the Canary Islands, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia where she trains animal lovers from all walks of life including doctors and vets.You can find Amelia's, "Whispers from the Wild: Listening to Voices from the Animal Kingdom" on Amazon.Connect with Amelia Kinkade:https://www.ameliakinkade.com/https://www.instagram.com/amelia_kinkade/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0455637Facebook Connect with Mark D Valenti:https://www.instagram.com/valentihorror/http://www.brainburrow.com/​https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11764201/https://www.youtube.com/user/valentimdhttps://twitter.com/brainburrowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@brainburrowhttps://www.instagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Horror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow

Little News Ears
LNE.news for Kids - Paxton - India's Snakebite Problem, Covid-19 Vaccines at Taco Bell?

Little News Ears

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 5:46


It's October 17, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines for kids. This week we learn about how the government in India seems to be covering up all the snakebites happening there; Rwanda's love for milk bars; New Zealand possibly making Covid-19 vaccines available at Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC; a controversial law to protect French in the province of Quebec; and an upcoming election in The Philippines.

ROI’s Into the Corner Office Podcast: Powerhouse Middle Market CEOs Telling it Real—Unexpected Career Conversations

Larry Edwards is Chairman & CEO, Æon Group of Companies, Inc. and  President & CEO, Global Fusion Institute. Mr. Edwards is a visionary entrepreneur and technology developer with a strong background in entrepreneurship and marketing, and more than 40 years of business experience in the U.S. and abroad.  For many years he operated a successful public relations and marketing firm in Hawaii,  which specialized in tourism and real estate development projects. His understanding of the global market and technological vision have brought about significant breakthroughs in the lighting and energy fields. In 1980 he moved to The Philippines, where he manufactured the first photovoltaic panels in the country and developed a revolutionary uninterruptible lighting system that received six separate international patents. The system was later installed in NASA, the World Trade Center, New York City public schools, and many other facilities throughout the U.S.  Recognized as a leader in economic diplomacy, he is a noted authority and speaker on issues of global trade and development – particularly with regard to emerging economies.  Mr. Edwards is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Global Fusion Institute, a global network for the establishment of secure and harmonious cultural, educational, and economic relationships. In March of 2007, he was selected by the U. S. State Department as the keynote speaker for the AGOA conference held in Kigali, Rwanda.  Today his Æon Group of Companies employs its proprietary technologies throughout  Africa, with a focus on housing and infrastructure, waste-to-energy and microgrid power,  agriculture, and vocational and technical education (in association with the Oklahoma  Center for Career and Technical Education system).  Mr. Edwards is a graduate of the University of Hawaii with a B.A. degree in Asian Studies.  He has served as a member of the Oklahoma Governor's International Team and a board member of Sister Cities of Oklahoma City. He is a member of MENSA International.

Becoming Your Best | The Principles of Highly Successful Leaders

As we get close to the end of December, one of the most celebrated holidays in the world approaches; we celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. Still, regardless of the beliefs or traditions we might have, Christmas is about respecting and loving each other, creating meaningful memories, and sharing.  In this special episode, we reunited some of our guests to the show, friends, and dear souls to share what Christmas means to them, their best memories, thoughts, and feelings around this holiday.  We are thrilled to hear from Thibault Relecom from Belgium, Melanie Gentry from Florida, Chuck Spaulding from Costa Rica, Dr. Brad Nelson from St. George, Utah, Grace Mugabekazi from Rwanda, Rick Taylor from Alaska, Ron Williams from St. Louis, Missouri, Mark & Wendi Holland from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Alohalani Aran from Honolulu, Hawaii.  In This Episode, You Will Learn: About the Mauritanian tradition that inspired today's show (1:47) Thibault's desire of making every Christmas a wonderful moment, just as it was for him when he was a kid (6:14) About Melanie's life-changing Christmas experience in Tortugas (8:46) Creating joy in the house and having fun. Chuck's primary purpose during the holidays (13:05) Dr. Brad Nelson's beautiful memories delivering presents for other kids (16:43) Dancing, having fun, sharing meals, and quality time with their loved ones. Grace Mugabekazi and her 6-month-old daughter message (21:42) Rick Taylor's beautiful memory of his mother taking 20 or 30 kids around the neighborhood carolin (25:01) Ron Williams and the meaning of the three gifts (29:31) Mark and Wendy highlight the importance of traditions that keep family and loved ones together (33:31) Faith, hope, and charity. Alohalani Aran's beautiful Christmas message (37:03) Becoming Your Best Resources: Becoming Your Best Website Becoming Your Best University Website Becoming Your Best Library Email: support@becomingyourbest.com  Book: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders Book: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your Performance Facebook Group – Conquer Anxiety See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

New Books in Law
Henry Redwood, "The Archival Politics of International Courts" (Cambridge UP, 2021)

New Books in Law

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 52:05


The archives produced by international courts have received little empirical, theoretical or methodological attention within international criminal justice (ICJ) or international relations (IR) studies. Yet, Henry Redwood argues in The Archival Politics of International Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2021), these archives both contain a significant record of past violence, and also help to constitute the international community as a particular reality. As such, this book first offers an interdisciplinary reading of archives, integrating new insights from IR, archival science and post-colonial anthropology to establish the link between archives and community formation. It then focuses on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda's archive, to offer a critical reading of how knowledge is produced in international courts, provides an account of the type of international community that is imagined within these archives, and establishes the importance of the materiality of archives for understanding how knowledge is produced and contested within the international domain. Margot Tudor is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter, based in the Politics department. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/law

New Books Network
Henry Redwood, "The Archival Politics of International Courts" (Cambridge UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 52:05


The archives produced by international courts have received little empirical, theoretical or methodological attention within international criminal justice (ICJ) or international relations (IR) studies. Yet, Henry Redwood argues in The Archival Politics of International Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2021), these archives both contain a significant record of past violence, and also help to constitute the international community as a particular reality. As such, this book first offers an interdisciplinary reading of archives, integrating new insights from IR, archival science and post-colonial anthropology to establish the link between archives and community formation. It then focuses on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda's archive, to offer a critical reading of how knowledge is produced in international courts, provides an account of the type of international community that is imagined within these archives, and establishes the importance of the materiality of archives for understanding how knowledge is produced and contested within the international domain. Margot Tudor is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter, based in the Politics department. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Political Science
Henry Redwood, "The Archival Politics of International Courts" (Cambridge UP, 2021)

New Books in Political Science

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 52:05


The archives produced by international courts have received little empirical, theoretical or methodological attention within international criminal justice (ICJ) or international relations (IR) studies. Yet, Henry Redwood argues in The Archival Politics of International Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2021), these archives both contain a significant record of past violence, and also help to constitute the international community as a particular reality. As such, this book first offers an interdisciplinary reading of archives, integrating new insights from IR, archival science and post-colonial anthropology to establish the link between archives and community formation. It then focuses on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda's archive, to offer a critical reading of how knowledge is produced in international courts, provides an account of the type of international community that is imagined within these archives, and establishes the importance of the materiality of archives for understanding how knowledge is produced and contested within the international domain. Margot Tudor is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter, based in the Politics department. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

New Books in World Affairs
Henry Redwood, "The Archival Politics of International Courts" (Cambridge UP, 2021)

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 52:05


The archives produced by international courts have received little empirical, theoretical or methodological attention within international criminal justice (ICJ) or international relations (IR) studies. Yet, Henry Redwood argues in The Archival Politics of International Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2021), these archives both contain a significant record of past violence, and also help to constitute the international community as a particular reality. As such, this book first offers an interdisciplinary reading of archives, integrating new insights from IR, archival science and post-colonial anthropology to establish the link between archives and community formation. It then focuses on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda's archive, to offer a critical reading of how knowledge is produced in international courts, provides an account of the type of international community that is imagined within these archives, and establishes the importance of the materiality of archives for understanding how knowledge is produced and contested within the international domain. Margot Tudor is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter, based in the Politics department. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

Carnegie Council Audio Podcast
C2GTalk: How the UN Economic Commission for Africa is using its climate goals to fuel prosperity and sustainable development for the continent, with Vera Songwe

Carnegie Council Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 32:31


Equity, justice, and transparency are needed to enable meaningful conversations around the the debate on solar radiation modification, because Africa has to be very careful about climate-altering technologies, especially when we do not understand their consequences, says Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) during a C2GTalk interview. Africa can only sustainably and justly have the conversation on carbon emissions if it sees that this road leads to a more prosperous life, better livelihoods, and that this road will help the continent meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Vera Songwe is the United Nations under-secretary-general and the ninth serving executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). As executive secretary focusing on "ideas for a prosperous Africa," her organizational reforms have brought to the fore critical issues of macroeconomic stability; development finance, growth and private sector; poverty and inequality; the digital transformation and data; and trade and competitiveness. She is acknowledged for her long-standing track record of providing policy advice on development and her wealth of experience in delivering development results for Africa. A strong advocate of the private sector, Songwe launched a business forum debate at ECA and created, for the first time, a private sector division with a number of significant initiatives. Before joining the ECA, Songwe held a number of leading roles at the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC). Songwe serves as a non-resident senior Ffllow at the Brookings Institution. She is also a member of the African Union institutional reform team under the direction of the president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, and an advisory board member of the African Leadership Network and the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. This interview was recorded on October 19, 2021 and is available with interpretation into 中文, Español, and Français. For an edited transcript, please go to C2G's website.

The Informed Life
Year in Review

The Informed Life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 48:10


In observance of the winter holidays, this episode doesn't feature a guest interview. Instead, I reflect on five themes that emerged in the diverse conversations we hosted on the podcast during 2021. I wish you and yours happy holidays! Cover photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash. If you're enjoying the show, please rate or review it in Apple's Podcasts directory: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-informed-life/id1450117117?itsct=podcast_box&itscg=30200 Show notes The Informed Life episode 53: Jason Ulaszek on Healing Social Rifts The Informed Life episode 54: Kourosh Dini on DEVONthink The Informed Life episode 55: Hà Phan on Product Leadership The Informed Life episode 56: Margot Bloomstein on Trust The Informed Life episode 57: Ben Mosior on Wardley Maps The Informed Life episode 58: Jesse James Garrett on Leadership and IA The Informed Life episode 59: Matt LeMay on One Page / One Hour The Informed Life episode 60: Kat Vellos on Friendship The Informed Life episode 61: Jeff Sussna on Customer Value Charting The Informed Life episode 63: Sophia Prater on Object Oriented UX The Informed Life episode 64: Sarah Barrett on Architectural Scale The Informed Life episode 66: Jim Kalbach on Jobs to Be Done The Informed Life episode 68: Mags Hanley on Career Architecture The Informed Life episode 69: Karl Fast on Interactionism, part 1 The Informed Life episode 70: Karl Fast on Interactionism, part 2 The Informed Life episode 71: Sunni Brown on Deep Self Design The Informed Life episode 73: Patrick Tanguay on Newsletter Curation The Informed Life episode 74: Annie Murphy Paul on The Extended Mind The Informed Life episode 75: Hans Krueger on the Cycle of Emotions The Informed Life episode 76: Dan Brown on IA Lenses Some show notes may include Amazon affiliate links. I get a small commission for purchases made through these links. Read the transcript Jorge: Welcome to the informed life. In each episode of this show, we find out how people organize information to get things done. I am your host horsehair angle. Today, I don't have a guest on the show. Instead, I'm going to try something a little different. Rather than a conversation with a single guest, I'm going to do a review of some of the things that I heard during the course of the year. So, you'll be hearing from several of the folks who graciously agreed to be on the show. And the reason why I'm doing this is because I listen to a lot of interview-based podcasts. And while I find myself getting totally engrossed in each individual conversation, I often lose track of what I've heard before in prior conversations, and I have a hard time making sense of patterns that may be emerging. So, I thought that during this quiet time of year I might take some time out to do just that, to see if there are any themes or patterns that have stood out during the interviews i've done in the past 12 months. Of course, the guests on the show, didn't speak with each other. I don't want to imply that they're somehow in conversation or responding to each other's points. In fact, the only point that any of these conversations have in common was that I was a part of all of them. I'm also aware that when you take snippets of interviews out of context, It may change their meaning, especially when put next to other snippets from other conversations. And that's definitely not my intent. I'm not going to present these in the order in which they were recorded. In fact, I'm going to talk about these in no particular order. So, in this episode, I'm just going to edit these together and see if I can highlight some of these themes that seemed to have come up in more than one conversation. If you want to check out the full conversations, which I encourage you to do, I will include links to each episode in the show notes. Hopefully, this will prove useful to you if you choose to revisit the conversations we've had over the last year. So, now onto the themes. We recorded 25 conversations during 2021. And in revisiting them now, I've grouped them into five high-level themes. There are other ideas that have come up and there are different arrangements you could make, but these are five themes that stood out to me. The first theme, I'm calling, aligning our values with our actions. The second is about using intentional structures for self-development. The third is about practicing information architecture at scale. The fourth is highlighting tools and methods for visualizing systemic intent. And the fifth is about thinking beyond the brain. I'll unpack what these are about one by one and hopefully draw connections between them to try to bring some coherence to the conversations that we've been having throughout the year. Because I do think that there are things that connect them. Aligning our values with our actions Jorge: So now, let's dive into the first of these themes, which has to do with aligning our values with our actions. And this is one that came in this year, particularly strongly and with intent on my part because I was appalled by the January 6th insurrection in Washington, DC. This horrible event brought to life the degree to which there are deep social rifts in the U.S. And I I've been thinking about what designers can do so what can I do through my work to help make these things better. So I wanted to talk with folks who have been explicitly thinking about this stuff. And this led me to reach out to Jason Ulaszek, who has used design to help heal Rwandan society in the wake of the Rwandan genocide, which I think is obviously a much more extreme situation than the one that we're facing here in the U.S. Now, Jason is not originally from Rwanda, he's from the U.S., so I asked him if there's anything that we could learn from his experience that might help us in our society to start healing the rifts that divide us. And I was very intrigued by his answer; he talked about re-engaging with cultural values. And this is what he had to say: Jason Ulaszek: What was part of the Rwandans cultural value system well before the genocide against the Tutsi, and is now swung fully back -- and they're working hard to ensure that that's the case -- is a really strong sense of cultural values. What they've really tapped into -- and I think this is where it gets into design a bit -- is that they've tapped into ways to embody these cultural values inside of the experiences people have within education. Jorge: So there's an explicit attempt there to create structures — in that case, within the educational system — that help highlight the common social values that bind a people together. And in part the way that I understood it, at least the part of the idea there is to try to rebuild a sense of trust among parties. And we had another episode this year where we talked explicitly about building trust. And this was in episode 56, where I had a conversation with Margot Bloomstein about her book on the subject, which came out this year, called Trustworthy. And, as Margot put it in our conversation, a big part of building trust has to do with authenticity: with having our actions be grounded in a clear set of values and having them be aligned with those values. This is how Margot put it: Margot Bloomstein: You used the term "authenticity." And I think that that's a term that we throw around a lot; that's a term marketers love to throw around. Who wouldn't want to be authentic? And I always wonder, authentic to what? Do you know who you are? Know thy self first, and then you can determine, well, how do we align our actions with our values? Because that's how we measure authenticity: it's the distance between our actions and our words, all of that external stuff and our values. And I think for many organizations, they can jump into kind of the national conversation, into the international conversation, around many of those social issues and say, "Here's what we're doing. Here's why we support this. Here's what we're doing internally. And here's what we're doing externally to make this better for everyone." To put a stake in the ground. And they can do it building on that long-term, authentic investment in their values. Jorge: I love this idea of being more intentional about aligning our values and our actions as we seek to be more authentic. And of course Margot was talking here about doing that at the level of organizations, but it's also possible to do it at an individual level. And in my conversation with author Kat Vellos, we dug into that specifically in the context of her work. In nurturing friendships. And I asked Kat about how we might be more authentic in looking to create the structures that allow us to nurture friendships as we get older. And she highlighted the importance of being present. This is what she had to say about it. Kat Vellos: The more you immerse yourself in what is actually happening in that time that you're connecting with the other person, the more likely you are to feel the benefit. You know, when you're spending time sharing stories with a friend say, focus on their story, focus on them. Get curious. Ask followup questions and have that be the focus of your attention, rather than halfway listening and halfway being in your own head. Like, "do I feel less lonely right now? Do I feel less awkward right now?" Get out of that mental evaluation mode and get real immersed and real curious and interested in the other person. And that's actually when somebody feels heard. That's actually when somebody feels more connected is when you're really present and holding space with each other. Intentional structures for self-development Jorge: This idea of being more present was also an important part of our second theme, which has to do with creating intentional structures for self-development. I like to think of this almost as kind of an information architecture of the self. So, while it might seem on the surface like some of these conversations run a bit further a field from the subject of the show, I see them as being quite aligned in that we are creating conceptual structures that help us affect some kind of change. And in this second theme, the change has to do with internal transformation. We delved into this in a few conversations during the year. The first I will highlight is episode 71, where I interviewed Sunni Brown about her work in Deep Self Design, which is a practice rooted in Zen Buddhism and design thinking. And during this conversation, Sunni chastised me for allowing myself to let my devices keep me from being more present during a camping trip with my family. And I loved how Sunni talked about being more present. This is what she had to say: Sunni Brown: Camping, when it's like safe and beautiful... the point of it is to actually get you into a different state. To get your regulatory system in a different state so that you can enjoy your life and be present with your family and look at the sky and realize that you're part of... you are the sky, there's no difference between you and the sky, you just project that there is. And like, you know what I mean? So, you have to understand that that space is essential for your humanity and and make it a priority. And you can tell people, I mean, there's ways to approach it that are gentle on other people. So you can let people know, "I'm going to go dark for 72 hours. You should know that," Or, "I'm going to go dark, and then I'm going to have one hour where I look at stuff," you know? You have to design it for your life and what's actually available for you. Sometimes people have sick parents at home or sick kids or whatever, but you have to start to understand the benefit of it. Because I think most people think it's just like something they would lose. Like, they wouldn't get... something taken away from them. And I'm like, "no! It's something you're giving yourself that is priceless." And you get amazing ideas. Like your productivity goes up. So, I call it going slow to go fast. Actually I read this interesting Nietzsche quote, which I don't read Nietzsche a lot or anything, but like he said like great ideas are found when you're walking. And Steve Jobs was... Also, I'mnot obsessed with Steve Jobs, but he did a lot of walking meetings. So, If you are a productivity junkie, going slow helps you go fast. And it actually frees up a lot of stuck tension in the body and stuck ideas that you can't get through and it gives you solutions and ahas and insights. So there's huge rewards in it anyway, if you need it to be aligned with productivity. But it's like, dude, we're gonna die one day, Jorge. Like all of us! And the last thing I want to do is be like, "I spent my whole life on my iPhone!" That is like the worst thing that could happen. Jorge: So, we need to be more aware about what is going on with our systems, with our bodies — and we need to be present. And this was not the only conversation that I had that delved on similar subjects. In episode 75, I talked with my friend, Hans Krueger, who has also been influenced by Buddhism, on what he calls the cycle of emotions, which is a conceptual structure — a way of thinking about emotions and how emotions affect our behavior. Here's Hans: Hans Krueger: What surprisingly few people realize is that there is like a real system behind this thing, this whole emotional complex. How they work, how they interact with each other, what leads to what, what you can do to actually cultivate your own emotional state. A state that allows you to perceive as clearly as possible what is real, versus what you imagine is real. Jorge: There's an emerging theme here in the power of visualizing, might be one way to think about it, but at the very least naming these conceptual distinctions, becoming more aware of what is happening internally. And again, this might come across to some folks as not being relevant to information architecture at all. But I do think of these as conceptual structures where there are distinctions that we label and we establish relationships between those distinctions. And the structure helps us understand what we're doing so that we can act more skillfully, more mindfully. And at least one guest during the year talked about using such conceptual models, not just to help us personally, but to help us in our careers. In episode 68, Mags Hanley shared with us her work on career architecture, which is also the subject of her book, which was published after we talked. And Mags made the connection between the methods, processes and tools that we use as information architects and how we develop our careers. Mags Hanley: Career architecture is about how we can use the methods that we think about and we use as information architects or as UX professionals and apply that in a very systematic way into how we think about our careers. Practicing information architecture at scale Jorge: I like this idea of using information, architecture and user experience methods, practices, and tools for our own personal development. But we can also use them to develop our teams and to work at a different level of impact. I think of this as information architecture at scale, which is the next theme that emerged in the conversations that we had on the podcast over the year. Two that immediately come to mind, but I'm not going to highlight as much here, are the conversation with Jim Kalbach on jobs to be done, which, in addition to Jim's book, helped me clarify my own understanding of what jobs to be done are. And this is an important subject, one that designers and product managers need to be aware of. So, if you have heard the phrase, but are not entirely clear on what it means, I encourage you to check out my conversation with Jim. Another one is the conversation that I had recently with Dan Brown on information architecture lenses. And as that explained in that episode, the lenses are a set of cards, and now podcasts and YouTube videos, that aim to serve as a tool to help designers deal with architectural conundrums. So again, if you are into information architecture, and you haven't done so already. I encourage you to check out the conversation with Dan Brown. That said, there are a few episodes that I do want to call out here and bring to your attention. One is the conversation I had on episode 63 with Sophia Prater about her object oriented user experience framework. I see this as a way of formalizing conceptual models so they can be shared and discussed with other team members. This is how sophia described it during our conversation: Sophia Prater: OOUX is all about saying, "okay. If we know that our users think in objects and just human beings think in objects - not not just our developers - human beings think in objects, and to be able to gain understanding, you need to understand what the objects are in that system. And to understand what the objects are we need a certain level of consistency and recognizability to our objects." So as the designers of these environments, if we don't get really super clear on what our objects are, there's no way. There's just absolutely no way in hell that we're going to be able to translate that to our end users. We're just not! If we can't get it straight on our team and we can't get it straight among ourselves, then 1) that's going to create a lot of communication problems internally which is a problem that I hear all the time. We've got everybody on the team coming together. And some people, depending on what department you're in or what your role is, you've got the same object, the same thing being called two or three different things and different objects being called the same thing. And you're trying to design complex software. So just getting on the same page internally is going to be absolutely intrinsic to making sure that it's clear to your end users. Jorge: Another conversation that had to do with considering design at a different level of abstraction was in episode 64, where Sarah Barrett shared with us considerations about the architectural scale of the systems we design. I was particularly drawn to the way Sarah described how we should approach the intended effects of our work: Sarah Barrett: Occasionally, I get comments or people worrying that our information architecture isn't innovative enough that we're not doing anything surprising or introducing anything brand new. And I feel very strongly that your architecture is not the place to surprise people. Like, there are actual architects out there building very innovative homes that no one wants to live in. And I have no interest in doing that. I really want us to use the oldest, most standard, most expected way of doing things. I think the example of the grocery store is another great way here. There's a lot of benefit to not innovating in the layout of a grocery store. There probably is some benefit in innovating a little bit around the edges or in some details, but you gain a lot from making it legible and making it expected for people. And so, that one is really about... okay, given these things that we expect to have: we expect to have global navigation, we expect to have metadata on content, we expect to have titles and breadcrumbs... how do we unpack what each of those things is doing for us and make sure that between the suite of those elements we are using? Because you never use just one, you use lots of them together. Between all of those elements, we are presenting a coherent, complete view of the wayfinding people need. Jorge: It's one thing to create a coherent and complete system that allows people to find and understand things, and it's another to create the conditions that allow that system to evolve over time gracefully as conditions change but to retain that cohesiveness. And doing this requires that we understand that the things that we are designing are in fact systems and they are systems that will require stewardship over time. This implies that we need leadership. And that was the subject of episode 58, where I had a conversation with Jesse James Garrett about leadership and information architecture. This is part of what jesse said during that show. Jesse James Garrett: The way that I talk to folks about design leadership, who have come from a design background -that is to say they've been doing design work - is that leadership is just another design problem. And you're working with different materials and you're working toward different outcomes and you're having to follow different principles, but the task is the same task. It is a creative problem-solving task. It is a systems-thinking task, as a leader. So looking at the ways that you're already doing that systems-thinking, the ways in which you already doing that architecture for yourself in the work that you're already doing, and those will be your strengths. And those will be the pillars that you can lean on that are going to support your work as a leader going forward. They will evolve and they will not look like what they looked like when you were doing content inventories or task flows or whatever other artifacts you might've been working on as a designer. But the skill set that you're building is the same skill set. Jorge: The relationship between design and leadership, and how designers can use our tools, methods, practices, et cetera, to take on leadership roles, was also the subject of episode 55, which featured a conversation with hop-on about her own trajectory from design to product leadership. Hà Phan: I think the difficulty was between the role I have now, or the delta between the role I have now versus being a UX designer is that, you know, it's really a leadership role to basically provide the path to clarity. So when you have a vision, even as a seasoned UX designer, you're going to present forth this vision. And usually there's a thousand questions and a thousand steps before you get there, right? And usually you don't get there entirely. You know, you don't get to the vision entirely the way you had envisioned it. You're going to take turns, right? And I think in this role, what I get to do is that I get to enable the team to find that path to clarity, and to provide the milestones or the mission for each of the goals along the way. Jorge: This idea that leaders provide clarity and vision is very important. And it's one of the reasons why designers can make good leaders, because part of what designers do is clarify and help visualize abstract ideas. I keep saying that design is about making possibilities tangible: we take these vague notions, requirements, constraints, ill defined contexts, and we make things. And these things that we make can be validated somehow. We can put them in context and have them be used by the people that we intend to serve, to see whether things are working or not. And we create feedback loops where we make them incrementally better, better suited to meeting the needs of the people they serve. Visualizing systemic intent Jorge: And this idea of leadership as a role that clarifies and articulates a vision, brings us to the fourth theme that I noticed in going back over this year's episodes, which has to do with highlighting tools and methods for visualizing systemic intent. And by that, I mean different ways of mapping systems and making systems more tangible. Again, this idea of making the abstract more relatable. And we had several conversations along those lines. The first I'm going to highlight here is episode 59, in which Matt LeMay may shared with us One Page / One Hour, an approach he's developed to help teams articulate what they're making by working fast and iterating. So, rather than creating some kind of polished deck, the idea here is to articulate a vision really quickly so that you can spend less time upfront creating polished artifacts and spend more time iterating with stakeholders and other team members. Here's Matt describing how he came up with One Page / One Hour. Matt LeMay: I wrote up this pledge to my business partners saying I'm willing to forego the sense of individual accomplishment that comes from presenting finished and polished deliverables to my colleagues. I promise that I will spend no more than one page and one hour working on any deliverable - any document - before I bring it to the team. In other words, if I show up with five beautifully formatted pages or a one-page that took me 10 hours to create, I want you to hold me accountable to that. I want you to say, "man, why did you do this? We made a deal. We made a commitment to each other! We all know that if we actually want to deliver value, if we want to do valuable work, we need to collaborate earlier on. You can't go off onto your own and create this big thing, and then just want us to tell you how great it is!" Jorge: One Page / One Hour is about trying to articulate very quickly what we have in mind and sharing it so that we can start iterating on it. A few of the other conversations that we had during the year around visualizing systems and visualizing intent were about artifacts that are a little more elaborate. An example of this is Customer Value Charting, which Jeff Sussna shared with us in episode 61. Customer Value Charting, as Jeff explained, it is a tool to balance strategy and agility. And the purpose of creating that balance is to drive customer benefits, which are related to but not the same as business benefits. Jeff illustrated this by means of an example using a common service. Jeff Sussna: The benefit of the dry cleaner is that I can get my tuxedo cleaned in time to go to the formal event. It's not fundamentally about a cash register or a counter or even cleaning chemicals. And I mention that because a lot of the conversation I see around outcomes over outputs tends to actually talk about business outcomes. You know, revenue growth and customer retention, and time on site and business outcomes are great. I don't have any problem with them, but people tend to skip this step. We have a hypothesis that this feature will cause this change in customer behavior, which will lead to this business outcome or business impact. But it leaves open the question of, well, why is the customer changing their behavior? What is the benefit to them? Jorge: These are complex questions to take on for designers or for anyone, frankly. And it's helpful to hear about how folks are going about it. Customer Value Charting is one way of doing it. Another way of visualizing systems and visualizing things like customer needs in a systemic way was shared with us by Ben Mosiure in our conversation, which focused on Wardley maps. Ben Mosior: Wardley mapping is a visual way of representing systems: its users, its needs, its capabilities, its relationships between all those three things. And then it's also positioning those things in a way that helps their qualities become more apparent. So there's this thing that Simon Research called "Evolution." It's basically how do things evolve and get better or die under the pressures of supply demand competition, and what you get is like things start out new, uncertain, high risk, high failure, but with a high potential for future value. But then as they evolve, they get better. You know, someone's always like looking at these weird ideas and trying to make them better because capitalism basically suggest there's money to be made. So someone out there is going to try to make it better. And over time, if the idea is worth investing in, it will continue to get better, more known, more boring, more predictable, and the value of it will be more concrete. And eventually, if it evolves to a certain extent, it becomes an invisible part of our everyday lives. And so, Simon says, look, you want to represent the systems that we're a part of both in terms of their parts and relationships, but also in terms of how evolved each of those parts are. Because what that does is it sets you up to understand the implications of those qualities. New stuff is going to be high failure, old stuff that everybody understands, that's just part of everyday reality like power in the wall. It is going to be less surprising, it's going to be less failure. And so that means that depending on the context, depending on the part of the system we're looking at, we need to have a different way of approaching it. And I think that's the entire point. By making visual artifacts -- by talking about our systems visually -- we can come together, look at a specific part of it, appreciate its qualities, and then together determine what our collective intent is about that part of the system. Jorge: That's a great description of this idea that we can take these complex abstract ideas and make them tangible, make them manifest in the world, and as a result, make it possible for us to have conversations about them, to somehow change the state of things, to make things better. Thinking beyond the brain Jorge: And that brings us to the fifth and final theme that emerged over the year and that I want to emphasize here, which has to do with using tools and our environment to extend our cognitive system. So, in some way, when we are putting up stickies or diagrams or anything up on the wall, we are making it possible for us to share a cognitive space of sorts. And this is true, whether we're doing it with a note-taking app or stickies on a whiteboard. In taking stuff out of our heads and putting them out into the world, we can somehow extend our minds. And that's why I'm calling this fifth theme "thinking beyond the brain." Conversations about this theme came in two different flavors. On the one hand, we had folks who shared with us their thinking processes and tools. And on the other hand, we had a few conversations that were about thinking in this way itself and I'll say a little bit more about both of those. So, first with the thinking processes and tools. In episode 75, Patrick Tanguay shared with us, how he uses a combination of tools to write one of my favorite newsletters, Sentiers. And it's a setup that mirrors somewhat closely my own setup. Another great conversation about a particular tool was in episode 54, where Kourosh Dini told us about how he's using DEVONthink for building a personal knowledge management system. I was very excited to talk with Kourosh because he wrote a book that helped me use DEVONthink better. If you're unfamiliar with this tool and you are someone who needs to manage a lot of information, let's say if you're teaching or writing, it behooves you to give episode 54 a listen. As I mentioned, I also hosted a few discussions which were not about tools in particular, but a little more meta about how the mind itself works beyond the brain. I'll be frank with you, these were some of my favorite conversations during the year. One was with Annie Murphy Paul about her book, The Extended Mind. Annie's book is the clearest explanation I've read on the science behind the field of embodied cognition. It was one of my favorite reads of the year because it does a really good job at dispelling erroneous notions about how the brain works. And I think that this is a very important subject for designers to understand. Here's Annie. Annie Murphy Paul: I always like to say we're more like animals than we are like machines. You know, the brain is a biological organ. I mean, I know this is obvious, but we really can get very entranced in a way by this metaphor of "brain as computer." The brain is a biological organ that evolved to carry out tasks that are often very different from the tasks that we expect it to execute today. And so, our misunderstanding of what the brain is leads us, as you were saying, Jorge, to create these structures in society. In education and in the workplace, in our everyday lives, that really don't suit the reality of what the brain is. I mean, I'm thinking about how, for example, we expect ourselves to be productive. Whether that's in the workplace, or what we expect our students to do in school. You know, we often expect ourselves to sit still, don't move around, don't change the space where you're in. Don't talk to other people. Just sit there and kind of work until it's done. And that's how we expect ourselves to get serious thinking done. And that makes sense, if the brain is a computer, you know? You feed it information and it processes the information, then it spits out the answer in this very linear fashion. But that's not at all how the brain works. Because the brain is so exquisitely sensitive to context, and that context can be the way our bodies are feeling and how they're moving, that context can be literally where we are situated and what we see and what we experience around us, and that context can be the social context: whether we're with other people, whether we're talking to them, how those conversations are unfolding -- all those things have an incredibly powerful impact on how we think. And so, when we expect the brain to function like a computer, whether that's in the office or in the classroom, we're really underselling its actual powers -- its actual genius -- and we're cutting ourselves off from the wellsprings of our own intelligence, which is the fact that we are embodied creatures embedded in an environment and set in this network of relationships. So, it really... we're really kind of leaving a lot of potential intelligence on the table when we limit our idea of what the brain is in that way. Jorge: While this may seem like we are venturing a little far from the ostensible subject of the show, which is about how people organize information to get things done, there's two reasons why I think it's important for us to delve into this subject. One reason is that, if we are to properly organize information so that we can find things, understand things and so on, we have to understand how our minds work, because ultimately what we're doing is we are designing for minds. And the second reason is that in so doing — in organizing information, in creating these information environments — we are creating contexts of the sort that Annie was talking about there. Even if they are not physical contexts, they are contexts that influence how we understand things. The second conversation I had this year on this subject and which I want to highlight here is the conversation I had with my friend, Karl Fast over episodes 69 and 70. And as you might know, if you've been listening to the show for a while, that's the first time I've ever done a double header. In other words, that I've split a conversation between two episodes. And it's just because we had so much to talk about. And I don't think I can do that conversation justice by extracting just any one clip. But again, I do believe that this is an important subject for you to know about, so I encourage you to check out the whole thing. Closing Jorge: So there you have it, that's a very high level overview of some of the conversations that have stood out to me in the podcast over the last year. Now, obviously there were many more — I told you that we recorded 25 episodes — I don't want to in any way suggest that the other ones weren't as interesting. I just wanted to highlight the ones that I thought manifested some of these themes. And to recap them, the five themes are: aligning our values with our actions, using intentional structures for self-development, practicing information architecture at scale, tools and methods for visualizing systemic intent and then finally, thinking beyond the brain. These are subjects that I care about. And it's no accident that we end up having conversations about these things on the show. One of the interesting things about revisiting them now at the end of the year, is that I can start seeing threads that run through several of the themes. For example, the idea that we need to visualize abstract and complex systems, and that doing so allows us to have better conversations about them. That seems to be a thread that's running through various of these themes. It's true, whether we are talking about our own internal values or our career development, or whether we're talking about a service that we are looking to develop for our clients. And like I've said before, I think that designers — and particularly structurally- and systemically-minded designers, such as information architects — are particularly well-suited to visualize systems in this way. The other thread that I see running through all of this is the importance of considering the context that we are working with and working on, and not just the content of what we're designing. The things that we make are going to be experienced in some kind of environment, whether it's a physical environment or some kind of information environment. And the environment makes a big difference. We understand things in context. And part of what we do as information architects is establish those contexts. That's one of the reasons why I've been emphasizing these conversations about embodied cognition and the extended mind. Because science is making it increasingly clear that thinking happens, not just in our nervous systems, but in our bodies. And more to the point here, it happens out in the world. It happens in our environments and it happens in the tools that we interact with. And again, it's a system that is comprised by ourselves as actors, agents, but also the environments in which we're operating. And we can configure those environments in various ways to help us think better. And I think that this is an important frontier, so to speak, an important area of development for people who design structures of information, who create contexts through language and signs. I've loved the conversations that we've had on the show this year. And that is mostly due to the fact that the guests have been great. I am very grateful to everyone who has agreed to be on the show to have me interview them, to share their ideas, their work, their research, their experience with us. I also want to thank Sarah Clarkson, who I have not acknowledged in the show before. And I'm long overdue in doing that, but Sarah helps me edit the podcast. And her help has been invaluable in getting these shows out to you on time. And of course, I'm very grateful for you; for the fact that you are listening to this, that you have decided to make the show a part of your podcast listening. I would love to know whether there's anything that we can do to make things better. So, please drop by the informed.life, and leave us a note. But for now, I'll just tell you that I am planning to keep the show going. I have guests already lined up for next year. I'm excited about these conversations: having them and also being able to share them with you. So again, thank you. I wish you and yours happy holidays and I look forward to sharing more with you next year.

Imvo  n'imvano
Imvo n'Imvano 18/12/2021

Imvo n'imvano

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 59:00


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SCIX African Trade Talks
Marco Van Embden - CEO and Founder of Timeless Africa Safaris

SCIX African Trade Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 19:31


In this episode we speak to Marco Van Embden an expert in the tourism industry with over 30 years of travel experience.  He speaks to us about what it takes to create a unique travel experience in Africa. He discusses with us about  some of the opportunities available for intra-Africa tourism. Challenges being faced by tourism industry in Africa and some of the best practices to avoid regression in this industry.   Book recommendation: A Thousand Hills to Heaven: Love, Hope, and a Restaurant in Rwanda by Josh Ruxin Gorillas in the mist by Dian Fossey Born a crime by Trevor Noah

Rossifari Podcast - Zoos, Aquariums, and Animal Conservation

Zoo News is back with a roundup of the news from the worlds of zoos and conservation! In Zoo News, we discuss a fundraising campaign that seriously paid off, a newly rescued dolphin finding a home, the final accreditation status of the Columbus Zoo, and much more!In Conservation News, we're talking about rhinos and gorillas in Rwanda and important tiger tracks in Sibera!Other News features two really ridiculous stories about camels and zebras!ROSSIFARI LINKS: patreon.com/rossifari rossifari.com @rossifari on Insta, Facebook, and Twitter @rossifaripod on TikTok

Brain Burrow: Digging Deep into Psychology and Horror
Amelia Kincade: We are all Connected (Ep 59, Season 2)

Brain Burrow: Digging Deep into Psychology and Horror

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 26:45


Do you feel connected to the world around you?  Or do you feel...disconnected?In this provocative Brain Burrow Digging Deep episode, Amelia Kincade talks about humans...and our place in the world.Amelia's primary work (and focus of her life) is connecting humans to a sacred space within themselves and teaching them to activate the other hemisphere (right hemisphere).  She has been teaching humans around the world for 19 years.Amelia helps people with problems with their dogs, cats, showhorses, and more.  She also leads safaris in Africa and many other adventures around the world.  Check out the interview to hear about the biggest honor in her life…   Amelia is passionate about teaching people to be present with love and learning to live in harmony with the other beings on this planet.  Her message reaches all religions, genders, and philosophies.  She truly “meets people where they are.”  Amelia Kinkade was inducted into the horror movie Hall of Fame in San Antonio Texas at a film festival devoted entirely to her, celebrating her cult status as the first female monster in movie history. In addition to her starring roles in the Night of the Demons trilogy, Amelia starred on The Young and the Restless in the late 80's playing villianous vixen, Vivien. She is an inspirational speaker who lectures in 10-15 countries a year in the US, Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, France, Portugal, Poland, Thailand, the Isle of Man, the Canary Islands, South Africa, Rwanda, and Zambia where she trains animal lovers from all walks of life including doctors and vets.Connect with Amelia Kincade:https://www.ameliakinkade.com/https://www.instagram.com/amelia_kinkade/https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0455637Facebook Connect with Mark D Valenti:https://www.instagram.com/valentihorror/http://www.brainburrow.com/​https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11764201/https://www.youtube.com/user/valentimdhttps://twitter.com/brainburrowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@brainburrowhttps://www.instagram.com/brainburrowshow/Brain Burrow Sponsors:Delirium MagazineCreepy Crate (use code Burrow5 to save $5 off your first order)Horror Pack: Movie Subscription Box #brainburrow

rePROs Fight Back
How US Abortion Policy Harms Rape Survivors in Conflict Zones

rePROs Fight Back

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 45:18


Rape and other forms of sexual violence have been reported by health workers, human rights observers, and civilians in conflict zones, including Rwanda, Bosnia, Tigray, and Myanmar. Yet, survivors of these human rights abuses are rarely provided the sexual and reproductive healthcare they need. Jill Filipovic, freelance journalist and author of The H Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness and OK Boomer: Let's Talk How My Generation Got Left Behind, talks to us about how U.S. foreign policy has prevented the support and care of women who have endured sexual violence in conflict zones. U.S. foreign policy, such as the global gag rule and the Helms amendment, have prevented U.S. dollars to fund safe abortions for rape survivors and refugees even in areas where abortion is legal. In fact, the Helms amendment dictates that no U.S. funding can be spent on abortion as a method of family planning. Even though the Helms amendment's wording should exclude abortions needed as a result of rape or abortion for those whose lives and health are threatened, U.S. federal dollars still do not fund safe abortion care. The global gag rule prevents U.S. funding for family planning abroad from going to groups that perform abortion with their own non-U.S. money, advocate for abortion, or refer people for abortion care. The rule has a broad “chilling effect”, stigmatizing the procedure and preventing groups that receive U.S. funding from engaging in abortion-related activities. While the Biden/Harris admin has rescinded the global gag rule it is not a light switch, just because the policy is gone it does not mean its impacts are. (Learn more about why we must permanently repeal the global gag rule by checking out this episode of rePROs Fight Back from earlier this year).  As a result of U.S. law, many medical providers in conflict settings are able to offer post-abortion care—via the same medical machine or the same set of medications— but cannot offer an elective abortion, itself. Because women cannot access an elective abortion at the time needed, they may seek unsafe options and return to the medical provider for post-abortion care, after. This leads to increased rates of problems in pregnancy and childbirth, injury and death, loss of fertility, and more. Under the Trump administration, post-abortion care in conflict settings was scaled back, as well as radically expanded the global gag rule during the administration's four years. Those who have experienced this trauma, which is rooted in a loss of control over one's own physical safety and bodily autonomy, deserve control and ability to make personal decisions in the aftermath of a sexual assault. Ultimately, the U.S.'s policy must change to center the safety, health, and wellbeing of women and girls in conflict zones and to adhere to the principles outlined in the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda.Take Action First and foremost, be sure to read Jill Filipovic's piece, How US Abortion Politics Distorts Women's Lives in Conflict Zones, here. You can also follow Jill on Twitter. Be mindful of the organizations that you support or donate to and continue to research whether or not they support a full range of reproductive health and rights, including safe abortion. Support the show (https://www.reprosfightback.com/take-action#donate)

GATEMERI
REDIFFUSION-Gaël Faye: Auteur, chanteur et compositeur- Assumer sa singularité

GATEMERI

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 39:10


#REDIFFUSION Aujourd'hui j'ai le plaisir de recevoir le chanteur, compositeur et écrivain franco-rwandais Gaël Faye. Son best seller Petit pays a été vendu à plus d'un million d'exemplaires rien qu'en France et a été traduit en plus de 40 langues. Le livre a été adapté au cinéma, il est actuellement en salle dans toute la France donc je vous invite à aller ce voir chef d'oeuvre à la fois profond et dur. Gaël est né au Burundi où il passe son enfance jusqu'à ses 13 ans avant de s'exiler à cause du génocide qui sévit dans le pays ainsi qu'au Rwanda. Arrivé en France, il se réfugie dans l'écriture qui devient très vite une passion dévorante et entre dans l'univers de la musique et marque le début d'un grand succès artistique. Mais avant de se consacrer à cette carrière d'artiste, Gaël travaillait dans un fond d'investissement à Londres où une carrière de banquier allait dessiner son destin. C'est cette partie de son histoire qui m'intéressait et c'est pour cela que j'ai voulu le rencontrer afin de comprendre comment il a su prendre sa vie en main pour l'aligner à ses valeurs profondes et lui donner plus de sens comme il le dit. J'ai adoré cet échange avec Gaël qui nous force à nous regarder dans le miroir et à ne pas fuir la réalité brute de nos vies. Je vous souhaite une bonne écoute! Références: Site: https://www.gaelfaye.com/ Instagram Let's keep in touch! Inscrivez-vous aux Découvertes de Gatemeri, la newsletter qui axée sur l'ouverture et la curiosité pour vous nourrir en plus du podcast Si le podcast vous plait le meilleur moyen de me soutenir c'est de me laisser un avis 5 étoiles sur Apple Podcast pour aider les autres à découvrir le podcast, ça me donnera un coup de boost donc n'hésitez pas :) Pour me poser des questions ou suivre les actualités de Gatemeri c'est par ici

Brave Bold Brilliant Podcast
Follow Your Passion and Curiosity to Lead a Fulfilling Life with Yulia Denisyuk

Brave Bold Brilliant Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 46:16


In this episode, Jeannette talks to Yulia Denisyuk who is an award-winning travel photographer and writer with a special interest in stories about artisan crafts and ancient traditions. She explains why despite having an MBA in marketing and strategy and a highly successful career working for large corporations, she gave it all up to put travel, her passion, at the centre of her life. Yulia and Jeannette talk about how to find the courage to make transformative changes in your life. How to develop the resilience and tenacity to stop listening to the negative voices of others and to deal with imposter syndrome. So that you can switch to doing work that feeds you rather than drains you. Yulia talks about her Genius Women masterclass and the role mentors have played in her life. As well as providing advice to help anyone who wants to make a living from writing, photography, or their travels, to do so.   KEY TAKEAWAYS We all tend to automatically follow the most clearly defined path – get good grades, take a corporate job, get a mortgage, etc. Social pressure plays a big role in pushing us to do what everyone else does. Everyone is different. For some people doing well at a corporate job is their passion. Don´t compare yourself to others – row your own boat. Not doing something that you are passionate about is soul-destroying. Role models and mentors help you to get to where you want far faster. Imposter syndrome can really hold you back. Don´t give up too early. Be consistent, stubborn, keep going and keep learning. Remember how you spend your days is how you spend your life. Travel writers need humility, curiosity, tenacity, and the ability to pursue the story. In the podcast, Yulia explains how to get started in the field. Believe in yourself, follow your why, and take action consistently. If you do not yet have a passion. Follow your curiosity instead. Everyone has something special to offer – jewels inside. Recognise them and share them with everyone.   BEST MOMENTS ‘I left my corporate life behind, and I dedicated all of my subsequent journey to figuring out how I can do the lifestyle where travel is at the centre of it. ´ ‘When you try something new, it's important not to get discouraged too soon.' ‘The only way to get that experience is to start doing.' This is the perfect time to get focused on what YOU want to really achieve in your business, career, and life. It's never too late to be BRAVE and BOLD and unlock your inner BRILLIANCE. If you'd like to join Jeannette's FREE Mastermind just DM Jeannette on info@jeannettelinfootassociates.com or sign up via Jeannette's linktree https://linktr.ee/JLinfoot   VALUABLE RESOURCES Brave, Bold, Brilliant podcast series - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/brave-bold-brilliant-podcast/id1524278970   EPISODE RESOURCES Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Magic-Creative-Living-Beyond/dp/B012Y8IXNG/   ABOUT THE GUEST Yulia Denisyuk is an award-winning travel photographer and writer with a special interest in stories about artisan crafts and ancient traditions. For past assignments, she's shared a roof with nomads in Mongolia, traced the origins of Iznik tiles with artisans in Turkey, and learned the art of imigongo with artist collectives in Rwanda. Yulia was born in Kazakhstan, grew up in Estonia, and is based in the United States.  She has traveled the world extensively and turned to a travel journalism career after getting an MBA and working more than a decade for large organizations—first as a Navy Sailor, then as a brand manager at Fortune 500 companies.  Her work appears in TIME, National Geographic Traveller, Conde Nast Traveler, BBC Travel, AFAR, Lonely Planet, and more. Yulia is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and a three-time winner of Muster Awards, the SATW's annual photography competition. Yulia is one of the founders of NOMⴷD + JULES, a small-group travel company with trips to the Middle East and North Africa. She also runs Genius Womxn, a platform for womxn in travel media. Yulia is based in Chicago, but she is rarely there.   ABOUT THE HOST Jeannette Linfoot is a highly regarded senior executive, property investor, board advisor, and business mentor with over 25 years of global professional business experience across the travel, leisure, hospitality, and property sectors. Having bought, ran, and sold businesses all over the world, Jeannette now has a portfolio of her own businesses and also advises and mentors other business leaders to drive forward their strategies as well as their own personal development.   Jeannette is a down-to-earth leader, a passionate champion for diversity & inclusion, and a huge advocate of nurturing talent so every person can unleash their full potential and live their dreams.    CONTACT THE HOST Jeannette's linktree  https://www.jeannettelinfootassociates.com/ YOUTUBE LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Email - info@jeannettelinfootassociates.com   Podcast Description   Jeannette Linfoot talks to incredible people about their experiences of being Brave, Bold & Brilliant, which have allowed them to unleash their full potential in business, their careers, and life in general. From the boardroom tables of ‘big' international business to the dining room tables of entrepreneurial start-ups, how to overcome challenges, embrace opportunities and take risks, whilst staying ‘true' to yourself is the order of the day. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Groove Therapy
Episode 34: Master of the Universe with Nat Keefe

Groove Therapy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 71:39


Taraleigh and Leah chat with guitarist, producer, and master of beats Nat Keefe. Nat shares all the ways he is bringing live music to the people including being an original member of Hot Buttered Rum, his new electronic project BeatMower, intimate acoustic gigs strengthened by the pandemic, and as a producer of other creators' music. In addition, Nat talks about his travels documenting West African dances for the Awudome tribe in Ghana and collaborating and recording with Zambian and Rwandan musicians in early 2020 which he mixes for his Beatmower sets. Nat discusses how the social context plays a role in the live music experience and how all of these creative pursuits keep him firing on all cylinders. The three also discuss similarities in music and dance across cultures and what we can learn from traditional communities like the Awudome. Not to be missed is Nat's take on what makes a “hot show” and how everyone's participation is a part of that. For the “Did you Know,” Leah shares her thoughts and passion for live music participation for all involved, including fans, and Taraleigh offers an opportunity to notice what happens when you bring yourself fully to the experience in the “Daily Jam.”You can access the Awudome traditional dances that Nat discusses in the interview here: https://youtu.be/kAA_3t4xSdENat Keefe is known for bringing both joy and solace to the many thousands of people in his audience. In 1999 he co-founded the bluegrass band Hot Buttered Rum with Erik Yates, a friend he'd met three years prior when they were sophomores in college. Over the last twenty years they've lit up some of the best festival stages in the world, including Telluride Bluegrass, Newport Folk, Bonnaroo, Strawberry, Hardly Strictly, and High Sierra, though Nat will admit a personal highlight was performing the National Anthem before a SF Giants playoff game. To the delight of their fans, Hot Buttered Rum continues to write, record, and tour. Their latest album, “Something Beautiful,” was released in April of 2020.In February 2020 Nat traveled with Hot Buttered Rum to Rwanda and Zambia. Nat's community rallied behind him and raised $7000 for a new recording studio rig. He recorded several musicians in both countries, and these sounds comprise much of Nat's DJ dance music project, BeatMower. A BeatMower set is a mix of original sounds recorded in California, Rwanda, Zambia & Ghana, mixer- and laptop-controlled samples and loops, and vinyl turntable tracks, along with occasional musical guests who weave their own collaborative improvisations. Some like to call this original and provocative upbeat dance mix “Afrograss.”In addition, Nat has produced two-dozen records for other artists, including Kyle Ledson, Fruition, The She's, and many others. For Nat, producing – helping people refine and create their vision – is equally as important as performing. This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes and join our Facebook group to dive deeper into the conversation of live music and health and wellness.Groove Therapy is brought to you by

Think Courageously with Deb Cummins Stellato
The Intentional Parent with Tessa Kidd

Think Courageously with Deb Cummins Stellato

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 37:19


Tessa Kidd describes herself as “just a mom” who's worked on redefining her “who”.In this episode of The Think Courageously Podcast, Tessa, an avid traveler, shares how her journey to Rwanda to meet the children she and husband sponsored, was life changing. We also talk about the power of journaling. Tessa has a robust journaling process. A process she developed after reading “The Artist's Way”. A process that allows for self-expression and the gift of writing for oneself. Tessa is a fellow author in the soon to be released book, Elevate Your Voice. As part of our courageous conversation, we talk about:-Limiting beliefs around being “just a mom”-Travelling alone-The role of abundance and generosity in our lives-Redefining our “WHO”To learn more about Tessa:www.instagram.com/joymusterer/

Adventures in Luxury Travel
33. Rwanda | Mountain gorilla trekking, seeing chimpanzees, hippos and black rhinos, Singita and other luxury camps

Adventures in Luxury Travel

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 45:15


Join Dylan and me as we talk about the resilient country of Rwanda. We dive into what a day of gorilla trekking is really like and why it's such a magical experience. We talk about the difference between trekking from Rwanda and Uganda and you'll learn which is Dylan's favorite. We touch on the culture of Rwanda's people and how warm and welcoming they are. We also share which countries are best to pair with a trip to Rwanda. And of course, we'll talk about the best luxury lodges like One&Only, Singita, and Bisate.   Visit truvaytravel.com/33 for a video of today's show and additional resources.

Archives d'Afrique
Burundi: Pierre Buyoya entre violences ethniques et ouverture démocratique (3&4)

Archives d'Afrique

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 49:00


Dans la nuit du 14 au 15 août 1988, de nombreux villageois Tutsi sont assassinés dans les communes de Ntega et Maraganra au nord du Burundi, entraînant aussitôt de vives représailles de l'armée contre les civils Hutus, et la fuite de milliers d'entre eux vers le Rwanda voisin. Dans un tel climat, comment le président Pierre Buyoya peut-il espérer la réconciliation nationale ?

Untold Stories
The Power of the Meme Community with Brian Laughlan

Untold Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 41:43


My guest today is my friend Brian Laughlan, the creator and lead project engineer of Satoshibles. Satoshibles are a series of 5000 algorithmically generated crypto collectible NFTs that have been hand illustrated. Each one is unique. The project uses Dorian Nakamoto as their mascot. The project originally launched on Ethereum in July 2021 but the project is currently building a bridge to the STX ecosystem to enable holders to secure their satoshible on Bitcoin. In addition to having one of the most vibrant communities within the NFT ecosystem, the project is committed to charitable efforts. Satoshibles partnered with Built with Bitcoin to create Built with NFTs is an NFT collection powered by artwork from students at BWB campuses across Africa, specifically the Nursery and Primary schools in Rwanda, Kenya, and Nigeria. From this artwork, 10,000 unique NFTs will be up for sale. All proceeds will fund the Foundation's on-going efforts to build schools and communities around the world with their next projects initiating in West Africa and Central America in 2022. Brian is a designer at heart. He is originally from Scotland but moved to Switzerland when he landed one of his first software jobs. Brian began his career as a pure designer and transitioned to full front end developer once he taught himself how to code. Our discussion covers a variety of topics, including NFTs, the power of memes and community, crypto and charitable causes, cross-chain bridging and blockchain interoperability. We begin our conversation by discussing the history of NFTs and the importance of timing. We also discuss how Switzerland has become an innovation hub for crypto. Brian discusses how he bootstrapped the Satoshibles community and the uniqueness and strength of the community. We also discuss the growth of the NFT space and how the broader crypto community has evolved over time. Our conversation transitions to the power of memes. We discuss the iconic Dorian Nakamoto who was mistakenly labeled as Satoshi, which has since been debunked but his image has left a lasting community impact on the Bitcoin community. Brian discusses why he chose to base the pfp character on Dorian Nakamoto. Our conversation transitions to Built with NFTs and how NFTs are powering charitable causes throughout Africa. We discuss the future possibilities of how NFTs can disrupt charity and humanitarian causes. Another major topic of discussion was the importance of cross-chain bridging and why blockchain interoperability is the future. Brian discusses how the community was the driving force behind the desire to build a bridge to the STX ecosystem. We finish our conversation by discussing what is on the roadmap for Satoshibles. Please enjoy my conversation with Brian Laughlan. -- Public: Start investing with as little as $1 and get a free slice of stock up to $50 when you join Public.com today. Visit public.com/UNTOLDSTORIES to download the app and sign up. Ledn: Ledn provides financial products to help you unlock the power of digital assets. With a secure and easy-to-use platform, it's the simplest way to earn interest, borrow, and trade your BTC and USDC. For maximum accountability, Ledn offers Proof of Reserves attestations to give you peace of mind while you make the most of your Bitcoin. Untold Stories listeners can receive $50 in free BTC when you create a new loan. More info at https://untoldstories.link/LEDN -- This podcast is powered by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

PBS NewsHour - Segments
Dictatorial governments are reaching beyond their borders to silence critics

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 7:08


Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroic efforts during the Rwandan genocide were depicted in the film "Hotel Rwanda," was living in the U.S. when he was brought to Rwanda, against his will, to stand trial on charges of terrorism. Human rights advocates say the trial, riddled with violations of due process, is an example of "transnational repression." Special Correspondent Benedict Moran reports. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

TED Talks Daily (HD video)
The dream of educating Afghan girls lives on | Shabana Basij-Rasikh

TED Talks Daily (HD video)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 16:49


In this deeply moving talk, educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh shares the harrowing story of evacuating more than 250 students, staff and family members from the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) -- the country's first and only all-girls boarding school -- to Rwanda after the Taliban took power in 2021. An exceptional story of hope, resilience and dreaming big for future generations of Afghan girls -- and a challenge for the world to not look away.

TED Talks Daily
The dream of educating Afghan girls lives on | Shabana Basij-Rasikh

TED Talks Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 16:49


In this deeply moving talk, educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh shares the harrowing story of evacuating more than 250 students, staff and family members from the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) -- the country's first and only all-girls boarding school -- to Rwanda after the Taliban took power in 2021. An exceptional story of hope, resilience and dreaming big for future generations of Afghan girls -- and a challenge for the world to not look away.

TED Talks Education
The dream of educating Afghan girls lives on | Shabana Basij-Rasikh

TED Talks Education

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 16:49


In this deeply moving talk, educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh shares the harrowing story of evacuating more than 250 students, staff and family members from the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) -- the country's first and only all-girls boarding school -- to Rwanda after the Taliban took power in 2021. An exceptional story of hope, resilience and dreaming big for future generations of Afghan girls -- and a challenge for the world to not look away.

TED Talks Daily (SD video)
The dream of educating Afghan girls lives on | Shabana Basij-Rasikh

TED Talks Daily (SD video)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 16:49


In this deeply moving talk, educator Shabana Basij-Rasikh shares the harrowing story of evacuating more than 250 students, staff and family members from the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA) -- the country's first and only all-girls boarding school -- to Rwanda after the Taliban took power in 2021. An exceptional story of hope, resilience and dreaming big for future generations of Afghan girls -- and a challenge for the world to not look away.

60 Minutes
60 Minutes 11/28

60 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 42:32


On this week's "60 Minutes,"Mountain gorilla tourism in Rwanda is helping the country, its people and the animals themselves, Lesley Stahl reports. It's been two years after the hazing death of Washington State University student Sam Martinez. Anderson Cooper reports on Finally, EGOT recipient Rita Moreno talks to Bill Whitaker about her longevity in show business and the obstacles she has overcome,See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Desert Island Discs
Dame Jo da Silva, engineer

Desert Island Discs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 35:02


Dame Jo da Silva is a structural engineer and disaster relief specialist. Her humanitarian work has taken her from Sri Lanka in the wake of the Tsunami to Pakistan and Haiti to help with their post-earthquake recovery. Jo was born in Washington DC where her father was a diplomat. As a child she enjoyed making things including buildings for her brother's train set. After graduating from Cambridge University she joined design and engineering firm Arup where her first assignment involved working with Lord Norman Foster on a design for bus shelters. She went on to work on the Ondaatje Wing at the National Portrait Gallery and Hong Kong's International Airport on the island of Chek Lap Kok. In 1994 she went to Tanzania where she worked in the refugee camps which had sprung up after the genocide in Rwanda. She devised a road system which transformed the delivery of food, water and medical supplies. After this experience she decided to devote her energies to crisis and disaster projects and in 2007 she founded Arup International Development, a not-for-profit business which designs buildings and infrastructure to help vulnerable and displaced people around the world. In 2021 she received a Damehood in the New Year's Honours list for her contribution to humanitarian relief. DISC ONE: Sound And Vision (Remastered) by David Bowie DISC TWO: Clarinet Concerto in A, K.622:2 Adagio, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by Jack Brymer (clarinet), Allegri Quartet (string quartet), London Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Sir Colin Davis DISC THREE: All The World is Green by Tom Waits DISC FOUR: Weird Fishes / Arpeggi by Radiohead DISC FIVE: Shudder / King Of Snake by Underworld DISC SIX: Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell DISC SEVEN: Not Dark Yet by Bob Dylan DISC EIGHT: Crying Shame by Jack Johnson BOOK CHOICE: ‘The Boardman Tasker Omnibus' by Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker LUXURY ITEM: A charpoi (traditional Indian rope bed) CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: All The World is Green by Tom Waits Presenter Lauren Laverne Producer Paula McGinley