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1.  Beyond Kony2012

“Imagine if people were making money out of Bin Laden’s name and trying to give money to victims of people who died at Ground Zero.  How would you feel?  Would you wear the t-shirt of Bin Laden in order to give money to victims?”-Rosebell Kagumire in response to Kony2012.

That penetrating question arose from our interview with Ugandan journalist and blogger Rosebell Kagumire about Kony 2012 and the uproar that it’s caused on all of our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Rosebell goes on to tell us how ordinary Ugandans feel about the campaign and how Kony 2012 misrepresents the central African country and the problems that it faces. We also discuss the issue further with Professor Jean Muteba Rahier (Director, FIU Department of African and African Diaspora Studies) and the importance of fighting stereotypical depictions of life in Africa.  If you want to hear this segment, download here or press play below.  On the show, we wanted to make sure that this wasn’t just a “bash Kony2012” session.  There are groups of Ugandans doing work on the ground that still need our help.  If even a fraction of the 100 million people who viewed the KONY2012 video would support grassroots efforts on the ground in Uganda, that support would go a long way. If you want to learn more about organizations on the ground in Northern Uganda that Rosebell suggested checking out, click here, here and here.

-One last quote from our interview with Rosebell, “It [Uganda] is not just another Rambo Movie.”

We hope the “Invisible Children” workers are listening

2.  From Uganda to Florida we discuss a tuesday raid on members of Occupy Miami preparing for a protest against Chase bank with Rami Mahmoud.  Download that segment here or press play below…

-And hear about the anti-shackling bill that was passed by the state legislature with Anjali Sardeshmukh from Mobile Midwife here or below…
-And hear Kathy Bird of the Florida Immigrant Coalition also tell us about last weeks events commemorating the historic Selma-Montgomery in Alabama.  Listen here or below…
-And finally…3.  Leaving Afghanistan.  Should we leave Afghanistan or should we leave Afghanistan now? Jahanzeb Hussain from Afghans for Peace and Brock McIntosh of Iraq Veterans Against the War and Afghanistan War veteran join us to talk about recent developments and the eventual American exit.  You may be surprised to hear what they have to say about exiting now, the Taliban and all other things related to the US presence in Afghanistan. Hear the segment here or press play below…
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Wednesday March 14 @ 7pm EST

Family!  It is that time again to bring you the real talk about the real issues that affect the lives of real people.

Tune in tonight to talk about…

1.  Is #KONY2012 corny for 2012?
When the #KONY2012 stuff first happened, our first thought is that if you want to know about Uganda, you should ask Ugandans first.  At LTAI, we try to practice what we preach so we spoke on the phone with journalist, blogger, and one of the first Ugandans to respond criticially of #KONY2012 via YouTube, Rosebell Kagumire. We will also hear from Jean Muteba Rahier, head of the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Florida International University.

2.  Should US Troops leave Afghanistan or should they leave NOW?
This past week, a US soldier is accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians.  This has prompted another debate about how soon US troops should pull out of Afghanistan.  To know more, it would make sense to talk to troops that actually served there and Afghans with family there…right?  So tune in as we talk to Brock McIntosh of Veterans for Rethinking Afghanistan and a special guest from Afghans for Peace.


We will update you about the march last week that brought together immigrant rights and civil rights leaders to commemorate the historic Civil Rights-era march between Selma and Montgomery.  We will also talk about a recent victory in the Florida legislature that involves NOT shackling pregnant mothers (huh? you say? tune in…).  Finally we will talk about a Miami Dade raid on local members of the Occupy movement that left many crying “overkill” and “wtf?”

You do not want to miss this show!  You know what to do…tune in…call in and Let’s Talk About It!!!


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