Here And There with Dave Marash

Today on HERE AND THERE:  Poland was a Communist satellite that showed its solidarity with Third World Revolutions by offering scholarships to African students.  When the country liberated itself from Communism, many people felt free to show racist hostility to people they regarded as burdens from the old regime.  Journalist Damaso Reyes on Living While Black in Eastern Europe.  It’s not easy.

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Today on HERE AND THERE : Most of the Black people in the former East Germany came not as invading or occupying soldiers, as in the former West Germany….They were invited guests, scholarship students brought to their universities by the old Communist government.  For the ones who stayed, and their descendants, journalist Damaso Reyes tells us, Living While Black in Eastern Europe isn’t always easy.

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Today on HERE AND THERE: It’s been 70 years since the first African-American soldiers fought their way into what became West Germany, and stayed.  Today, they and their descendants are fighting racism…using some of the same techniques that worked 50 years ago in the United States.  Journalist Damaso Reyes on Living While Black in Eastern Europe.  It isn’t easy.

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Today on HERE AND THERE: The tickets were paid for and un-refundable, so when the group from the Santa Fe Council on International Relations got the State Department’s advice, not to go to Turkey, they ignored it….and wound up safe and sound and in a virtual war zone.  Board Chair Art McHaffie tells us what they learned about a very turbulent election campaign.

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Today on HERE AND THERE what a Summer in Guatemala. First the Vice President, then the President are forced to resign after being indicted on bribery charges.  Now, the choices for next President are a former TV comedian and a former first lady whose plan to run 4 years ago, by divorcing her husband, the then-President, was foiled by the Courts.  We’ll hear from reporter Louisa Reynolds in Guatemala City.

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