Blogs

  • Mar 142009

    Local Radio Station Combats Crime

    At 2:45 a.m., I got a call from my friend, the news editor at the government's ELBC radio station. She whispered armed robbers are at my house. They were driving a pickup truck into the wall of her gated compound, trying to break it down. They cursed and yelled asking her to open the gate. They used iron rods to try to pry it loose, and then one used a metal pole to attempt to vault over the wall.

    She explained that she couldn't get anyone to respond on the emergency services number, which also happens to be 911.

  • Feb 272009

    Radio Broadcast Rouses Liberians

    At about 2:30 a.m., a bunch of very angry roosters began co-co-loe-loing outside my window. Loudly. I jumped out of bed thinking it was my 6 a.m. wake up call.So not the case.

    Thousands of Liberians across the country were awake fetching water. They managed to?even stir the chickens.

    Why? Because they had heard news that there would be no water for three days. Angels were coming to dry out the wells.

  • Jan 232009

    MLK Day in Liberia

    Yesterday I celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in West Africa. I traveled to New Kru Town, a small Liberian community. During the ride over I listened to excerpts of Dr. King’s speech on a local radio station. Even here, King’s powerful 1963 address inspires and uplifts people in this war-torn nation. Yesterday I celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in West Africa.  I traveled to New Kru Town, a small Liberian community. During the ride over I listened to excerpts of Dr. King’s speech on a local radio station.

  • Jan 232009

    Holidays In Liberia: 9 journalists receive certificates

    Just in time for the holiday season, I gave 9 Liberian journalists a dose of cheer and goodwill. The group of court reporters received certificates of honor on Saturday from ICFJ and Knight International for completing 12 weeks of intensive training on covering the justice system.

    Just in time for the holiday season, I gave 9 Liberian journalists a dose of cheer and goodwill.