Intro from Chris Lydon:
In the months immediately after 9/11, as it just so happened, I embarked on a mission to open talk radio listening posts in the Caribbean, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. On commercial radio stations in Kingston, Jamaica; Accra Ghana, and in Singapore, we spent long nights for two weeks a piece giving and taking with radio and internet listeners on the widest range of subjects. From Post-Colonial sex, to music, to global economics, culture, and the different trajectories that these countries had taken out of the British empire over the last four decades.
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Chris Lydon went to Singapore to host a nightly call in show at the state-controlled NewsRadio 938. Read his essay about the complex contradictions of a place once referred to as “a theme-park version of Chinese authoritarianism.”
The Talk of Accra: Online | PDF
Chris Lydon travelled to Accra, Ghana where he hosted a daily call-in talk show on a local radio station. Read about his experiences and listen to some excerpts from the show.
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Christopher Lydon’s report on his stint as a radio talk show host… in Jamaica. Read and Listen…