Nelson Mandela http://wamc.org en "His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute" By Maya Angelou http://wamc.org/post/his-day-done-nelson-mandela-tribute-maya-angelou <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">His Day is Done</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Maya Angelou delivers an authentically heartfelt and elegant tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, who stood as David to the mighty Goliath of Apartheid and who, after twenty-seven years of unjust imprisonment on the notorious Robben Island, emerged with “His stupendous heart intact / His gargantuan will / Hale and hearty” to lead his people into a new era.</span></p><p>Maya Angelou joins us to discuss the poem and the loss of a man she feels fortunate to have called a friend.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 83534 at http://wamc.org "His Day Is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute" By Maya Angelou Herbert London: The Nelson Mandela Legacy http://wamc.org/post/herbert-london-nelson-mandela-legacy <p>In life, Nelson Mandela was admired; in death, he is venerated. As time passes, his life story is evolving from hagiography to beatification. There is something to admire in a man who stood by his convictions and altered the course of history by destroying the hateful apartheid institution. But the Mandela story has been so sanitized, it has lost any relationship to the truth.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Herbert London 81441 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bill-owens-8 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The world is mourning Nelson Mandela.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Bill Owens tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Mandela’s legacy will be hard to match.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 79708 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/10/13 : Reconciliation http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-121013-reconciliation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leaders from around the world gathered in South Africa today to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who died Friday at age 95.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:10:04 +0000 79540 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum on 12/10/13 : Reconciliation The Day Apartheid Came To Upstate NY http://wamc.org/post/day-apartheid-came-upstate-ny <p></p><p>Nelson Mandela’s life of 95 years is being honored in Soweto today. But before Mandela was a sainted founding father of modern South Africa, he was a political prisoner in nation split by apartheid.&nbsp; Local activists still remember the day 32 years ago when the city of Albany briefly took center stage in the struggle.</p><p>In his remarks today at the gathering honoring Mandela, President Barack Obama made a passing reference to the Springboks.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:55:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 79528 at http://wamc.org The Day Apartheid Came To Upstate NY UAlbany Set To Announce Ford Successor http://wamc.org/post/ualbany-set-announce-ford-successor <p>The University at Albany football team has a new coach. Maryland's assistant head coach Greg Gattuso, and former Duquesne head coach, will take over for Bob Ford. He’s expected to be introduced at a 3:30 p.m. news conference this afternoon. Gattuso got a five-year contract with a $230,000 annual base salary.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:31:21 +0000 Jaired Crofut 79501 at http://wamc.org UAlbany Set To Announce Ford Successor Albany Law Dean, South African Native Remembers Nelson Mandela http://wamc.org/post/albany-law-dean-south-african-native-remembers-nelson-mandela <p>Albany Law School Dean Penny Andrews grew up in apartheid South Africa. Years later, Nelson Mandela wrote the foreword to her book <em>The Post-Apartheid Constitutions: Perspectives on South Africa's Basic Law</em>. In 2005, Dean Andrews was a finalist for a vacancy on the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the highest court on the country’s constitutional matters. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:50:00 +0000 WAMC News 79316 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Remembering Nelson Mandela : 12/6/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-remembering-nelson-mandela-12613 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on </span>Vox<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pop, we open the phones for a remembrance of human rights icon and former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at age 95.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:58:34 +0000 79306 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Remembering Nelson Mandela : 12/6/13 Regional Reaction To Mandela's Death http://wamc.org/post/regional-reaction-mandelas-death <div align="justify" style="margin:0 24.9pt 0 36pt;">&nbsp;</div><p>Former South African President Nelson Mandela died Thursday at 95. There have been thousands of tributes in the hours since. Here are some remembrances from elected officials in our region: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:29:23 +0000 Joshua Natoli 79296 at http://wamc.org Regional Reaction To Mandela's Death Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary http://wamc.org/post/dr-alan-chartocks-morning-commentary-69 <p>WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock talks about how the world is reacting to the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:03:45 +0000 Alan Chartock 79292 at http://wamc.org Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary