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  • 00:32

    Laurence Peters: Author of The History of United Nations: History and Core Ideas

    in Motivation

    Our Host: Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, Radio Talk Show Host, and Consultant. www.svetlanakim.com. 

    Our Guest: Laurence  was born in London, England and studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1974. After gaining his teaching certificate at the University of Bristol, he taught English and Drama at a Sixth Form College (grades 10-12)  outside London. Subsequently, he received an MA (Educ) degree in the Theory and Practice of English Teaching from the University of London, Institute of Education (1978) and a Ph.D from the University of Michigan. After writing and teaching he gained a Law Degree from the University of Maryland in 1986. Dr Peters became counsel to the Subcommittee on Select Education & Civil Rights for the US House of Representatives (1986-1993) and subsequently served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education (1993-2001). Dr Peters later directed the Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium (MAR*TEC) working out of Temple University in Philadelphia with five states, (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC and New Jersey) on a mission to assist these states integrate technology into the curriculum.  During this period, Dr Peters co-wrote, From Digital Divide to Digital Opportunity, Rowman (2003) and co-edited, Scaling Up: Lessons from Technology Based Educational Improvement, Jossey Bass (2005) and Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students (ISTE) 2009. His forthcoming book, The United Nations: History and Core Ideas will be published fall 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. Dr Peters currently serves as Graduate Program Director of the United Nations Association National Capital Region and is married with three children. www. LaurencePeters.com

  • 00:43

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  • 00:38

    Queen Nanny Maroon Warrior, the Film Premiers at the United Nations

    in Education

    Tonight on The Gist of Freedom meet a descendant of Queen Nanny, Vandane Carpenter! WWW.BlackHistoryUniversity.com

    World Premiere --- Monday, October 19, 2015 (United Nations, New York City)

    Encore World Premiere --- Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (Schomburg Center, Harlem, New York)

    Jamaican Premiere --- Friday, October 23, 2015 (Sir Kenneth Standard Lecture Theatre - UWI, Mona, Kingston)

    Queen Nanny is featured on Jamaica’s $500 bill and is the only woman declared one of Jamaica’s National Heroes.

    For over 30 years she freed almost 1000 enslaved people and helped them settle into these new Maroon communities. 

    Nestled in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica is a small community known as Moore Town. It is also known as Nanny Maroon Town as it became home to Queen Nanny and her ancestors of the Maroons!

    The Nanny defeated the British forces that enslaved them in many battles. Despite repeated attacks from the British soldiers on Grandy Nanny’s settlement which was formed in her honor and called Nanny Town, it remained under Maroon control for years with successful defenses.

    Nanny of the Maroons is hailed as the true Queen of Jamaica. From the Ivory Coast in Africa, Nanny and her brothers found themselves in Jamaica during the 1800’s during a period of slavery and wars. During this time Nanny cunningly outwitted the British soldiers rescued and freed slaves and refused to sign any agreement to return run away slaves.

     For over 30 years she freed almost 1000 slaves and helped them settle into these new Maroon communities. 

    She defeated the British forces that enslaved them in many battles. Despite repeated attacks from the British soldiers on Grandy Nanny’s settlement which was formed in her honor and called Nanny Town, it remained under Maroon control for years with successful defenses.

  • 00:36

    Cuban refugees in Central America and headed to the US

    in Politics


    Guest: Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, joins me for a discussion of the other refugee crisis, or the Cubans trying to get into the US through Central America.....over 700 Cubans clashed with the Nicaragua military.....Cuba and Mexico had talks regarding the Cubans arriving in Mexico looking for a route to the US...............and other US-Cuba stories........

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  • 00:59

    When God Judges Nations

    in Christianity

    What is God's perspective on the terrorist attack in the United States on September 11, 2001?  And France on Friday, November 13, 2015?

    Is the God of the Old Testament the same today?  Does He still judge nations?  If so, how does He bring such judgment about?  Is the Jesus of the New Testament the same today?  Has His character changed?  What is His perspective on such tragic events?  How does Jesus see it?  How could a loving God allow such calamity to happen?  Would He ever "cause" such a thing?  Would Jesus ever "cause" such a thing?  If so, why?  If not, why not?

    There are countless "Christian theories" floating around cyberspace these days, however, on today's broadcast we will explore what the Bible actually has to say regarding such events.

  • 01:23

    III% United Patriots Radio

    in Politics Conservative

    All the going on with the III% United Patriots

  • 00:29

    Women United

    in Politics

    When women are empowered and supported in a way that does not inhibit everyone grows.

  • 00:38

    America and the United Nations

    in Politics

    How is America percieved by other nations

  • 00:28

    Women United

    in Politics

    Our program provides the best up to date information on issues and topics that effect women and girls.  We also invite every community member into the conversations with us.

  • 01:30

    SNRN Sunday Morning Meditations and Heart Medleys

    in Spirituality

    November 22, 2015

    Sunday Morning Meditations and Heart Medleys

    Create a sacred place, sit back and relax to 90 minutes of meditation and music. 

    For more info about: 

    Denise Iwaniw, please visit: www.templewithin.com

    Ortrun and Carl Franklin: www.ourspiritualascension.com

    Neshi Lokotz: www.sacredhoop.net

    To find out more about our featured meditations, please visit the Star Nations Community Meditations Page

    Richard Shulman's featured CDs can be purchaseed at: Rich Heart Music  

    *This show episode will be live during the broadcast and you have the option to re-listen to this episode. 

  • 02:00

    Cuban Baseball

    in History

    Cesar Brioso, author of Havana Baseball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson and the Cuban League will talk about the history of Cuban baseball.