Posted by lisarinehart
on Sep 14, 2012 in Listening
| Comments Off on Civic-Minded Radio
Civic-Minded Radio I listened to Voice of America’s Africa News Tonight, a news magazine show in English addressing world news, but with special emphasis on stories of interest to Africa. Most stories are covered by way of in depth interviews with correspondents on the ground in the areas they’re reporting on. The hard news stories are far more detailed and immediate than any other coverage of Africa in the US. Lighter stories on music, sports and technology are informative and engaging in a way that increases awareness of Africa as a continent with numerous emerging economies. I think this program performs a civic service not just to English speakers in Africa, but to Americans in need of comprehensive information about politics, events and critical developments on a continent we hear little about outside of wars and famine. ...