*This episode originally aired on Robin Hood Radio on Friday, May 29th, 2015*
PART 1 Radio Africa, Profiles in Advocacy (35 minutes)
In this final installment of our four-part Radio Africa series—students from Professor Thompson’s class explore some pressing contemporary rights questions and profile some of the organizations working to bring attention to these issues.
Segment 1: Maia Gokhale profiles the International Rivers Network and the Friends of Lake Turkana, who are working on bringing attention to ecological impacts of the gee bay three dam in Ethiopia.
Segment 2: Martie Stothoff takes an indepth look at rhino poaching in South Africa, and profiles the charity-based organization, Riding for Wildife, that organizes long-distance bike-riding to raise awareness for wildlife conservation around the world.
Segment 3: Abigail Lutsky looks at the international field of education, and profiles the Agahosa Shalom youth village in Rwanda and the work that they’ve done educating children orphaned during the Rwandan genocide.
PART 2 Premiere of new podcast In Theory (20 mins.)
Human RIghts Radio premieres In Theory, a new podcast hosted by Bard Professor Maria Sachiko Cecire and Human Rights Radio Law and Gender Fellow Noorain Khan. Visit the In Theory website here to find references and further readings for each of their episodes, as well as to access their episode archive.