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Entries by Christopher Lydon from 02/2010

McChesney and Nichols: $30-billion to save journalism

| Posted 02.03.2010 | Media

Robert McChesney and John Nichols are grappling with the question: what would Thomas Jefferson do about the death of the American newspaper? Better, ...

Ghana Speaking: The "living wound" at Cape Coast Castle

| Posted 02.08.2010 | World

I'm in Ghana for a week -- starting from Cape Coast, toward the western end of Ghana's Atlantic shore. Cape Coast is a university town and a major fi...

Ghana Speaking (II): Village Living in Kwabeng

| Posted 02.16.2010 | World

The burdens on ten thousand villagers in Kwabeng, in Ghana's Eastern Region, begin with infectious diseases: malaria, typhus, HIV. They have no hospital, no resident doctor.

Ghana Speaking (III): Kofi Sam's Model of African Self-Sufficiency

| Posted 02.17.2010 | World

West Africa can provide the essentials for itself (food, clothing, shelter and healthcare) if only it first licks a second AIDS crisis -- the Acquired Import Dependency Syndrome.

Ghana Speaks (IV): ... and Koo Nimo plays guitar and sings

| Posted 02.19.2010 | World

It is 7:30 a.m. on the last Saturday in January, a warm winter morning in Ghana, and we are privileged to be hanging out for an hour of music and a fe...

Ghana Speaks (V): The Radio Voices of Cape Coast

| Posted 02.23.2010 | World

An underlying question through this experimental week in Ghana is: what more would it take to podcast conversations as direct as these from India, or ...

Yehudi Wyner's life in music: composer with piano hands

| Posted 02.24.2010 | Entertainment

Yehudi Wyner is an approachable guy in a forbidding field: contemporary "serious" music. He gives us an opening here to ask where new sounds come fr...