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Patric Young is a former McDonald’s All-American who spent four seasons at Florida from 2010-14, and is just the 11th Gator in history to score more than 1,300 points and grab more than 800 rebounds. Young has been playing overseas since leaving Gainesville in 2014. He is partnering with the Field Of 68 Media Network to bring you a Florida-centric basketball podcast.
 
The Splendid Table has always connected people through the common language of food and eating. Now with award-winning food journalist Francis Lam at the helm, we’re bringing forward even more fresh voices and surprising conversations at the intersection of food, people and culture – covering everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating. It’s a food show where everyone is welcome. Produced by American Public Media.
 
Like a potato that has received too much rain, Damon Walsh quickly outgrew his hometown of Ireland. With nothing but his records, 1210’s & an unbridled enthusiasm he joined the first fleet - setting sail for the fair shores of Australia. Not knowing what to expect when he arrived, he spent his first weekend in Melbourne at Revolver and knew he was home. As a DJ, Damon’s versatility could be likened to that of a potato, he can mash/bake/fry/steam/boil tunes like few others. With almost 20 yea ...
 
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Hope has been a midwife in Cameroon’s anglophone region for 27 years.Recently, she worked with a mother to quadruplets and sadly, only two of the babies survived. Providing care to the mother and babies was made even more difficult by the ongoing security crisis.The region has seen years of violence between separatist militants and government force…
 
Joining as today's guest is Angela Simmons, Partner & Director of Compliance & Content Strategy at Effex Management Solutions. In this episode, we discussed: About Simmons, and how she bacame a part of the Effex team How Effex combats the fear that healthcare facilities are not compliant How Effex ensures that compliance stays consistent within a p…
 
For more than 20 years she’s been co-chair of the world’s largest private foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which works with projects aiming to fight poverty, inequality and infectious diseases. For years the foundation has poured billions of dollars into global health, education for girls among many others. And at a recent gatheri…
 
Police in South Africa are examining how 21 teenagers died at a drinking tavern in the city of East London.The youngest to have died on Saturday night was just 13 years old.The minimum drinking age in South Africa is 18, so they should not have been in the spot. There were no visible injuries on the bodies of the victims, so police have said that a…
 
An investigation by BBC Africa Eye has found young people living with disabilities being trafficked from Tanzania to Nairobi. They found that they are then being forced to beg on the streets to bring in cash for the traffickers. Njeri Mwangi travelled to Tanzania and met parents who were tricked into letting their children move away, with the promi…
 
We’re dropping a bonus episode in our feed this week of our newest pod baby. It’s called The One Recipe and it’s all about that ONE magic, indispensable recipe that you simply can’t live without! This week, Stephen Satterfield talks to Jesse about why it’s important to know what you like, for instance, room temperature butter, which brings us to hi…
 
This week you may have been hearing about a big meeting in Rwanda, as the heads of the 54 Commonwealth nations gather in Kigali. But for many, the Commonwealth, with its roots in the British Empire, feels like an outdated organisation – despite representing 2.5 billion people.The last member to join it was Rwanda, this year’s host.So what are the m…
 
There’s been a noticeable change in the images of Africa we are now seeing on our screens. These pictures are so different from the ones the media has often shown of the continent. Gone are the children looking desolate and hungry with extended bellies, surrounded by flies, now it’s the images of rich, beautiful and increasingly famous people, livi…
 
In much of the world, social media platforms are the number one source of information for young people. So it’s disturbing that several reports have been released showing that Kenya’s social media space is being flooded with misinformation, fake reports and distorted truths – all aimed at misleading voters ahead of the general elections this August…
 
"I ask: where are my father's bones? My brother's bones?"In April 1972, Hutu rebels in the south of Burundi launched an assault on the Tutsi led government. Their aim was to overthrow the administration of then president Michel Micombero. In the ensuing chaos, at least a thousand people, including government officials, were brutally murdered. But t…
 
“Here in our culture when you don’t see the body of someone, for the woman you can’t go back to sleep on the bed. You have to stay on the floor all the time. So this is what the family has gone through. For them that tooth is the body of their father”. Patrice Lumumba is a national hero in his native Democratic Republic of Congo. He became the coun…
 
For several decades, the Maasai community in Loliondo in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro district have been involved in a land dispute with the government. Thousands of Maasai have lived for years on the fertile 1,500 square km piece of land – using its abundant water sources for their livestock. But the authorities no longer want the Maasai living there, as…
 
Budget airline Ryanair recently introduced a policy that forced South African travellers to the UK to do a test in the Afrikaans language. This, it said, was aimed at proving the passengers’ nationality, in an effort to weed out those using counterfeit passports. The quiz contained questions such as ‘what is South Africa's international dialling co…
 
Joining as today's guest is Dr. Ryan Hungate DDS, MS, CEO & Founder at Simplifeye. In this episode, we discussed: About Simplifeye, and what inspired Dr. Hungate to launch it How Dr. Hungate thinks dental technology will advance, and how quickly people will adapt to it How Simplify stands out from the crowd When Dr. Hungate felt the shift from a st…
 
Fans say it’s the future of virtual money; experts say it's tamper-proof; billionaires have been made. But cryptocurrency has also led millionaires to lose everything – while Kenya’s ICT minister says last year Kenyans lost more than $120 million to crypto scams. When Bitcoin was first launched in 2009, one bitcoin was worth 0. By mid-April last ye…
 
In April the UK government announced that they had signed a deal that would see asylum seekers to the UK processed instead in Rwanda, some 6,500km away. This caused outrage, with rights groups and campaigners calling the deal cruel, saying the asylum seekers who come to the UK have already faced gruelling and treacherous journeys and shouldn’t be s…
 
WARNING: Some might find the language in this episode upsetting. In February 2020 a video of African children speaking Chinese went viral. In the clip, the children are seen cheering and dancing while repeating words from an unseen male voice in the background. Some of the language used in that viral video are offensive and derogatory. In the short…
 
We’re dropping a bonus episode in our feed this week of our newest pod baby. It’s called The One Recipe and it’s all about that ONE magic, indispensable recipe that you simply can’t live without! This week we’re talking to Jaya Saxena about what crystal you should be keeping in your kitchen, how she developed more confidence cooking Indian Food at …
 
Funerals have begun for some of the forty people killed after armed men burst into a Catholic church in the town of Owo in the South West of Nigeria – shooting anyone who moved, and setting off explosives. The town’s medical facility has been overwhelmed with casualties – many of whom had been shot. The authorities say they suspect the extremist gr…
 
Earlier this week, two brothers - Atul and Rajesh - were arrested in Dubai.For years the businessmen’s close relationship with politicians in South Africa has caused controversy.And they have been accused of allegedly bribing officials to secure lucrative state contracts during the rule of former President Zuma.The Gupta’s have always denied any wr…
 
With a population of at least 20 million residents and with close to no proper city planning, Lagos is often plagued with intense traffic jams and locals often turn to commercial motorbike taxis, known locally as okada, or its 2-wheeled equivalent, keke, to get around quickly. But now due to what Lagos authorities are calling safety concerns, Niger…
 
Monkeypox was first detected in Nigeria and the DRC in the 1970s. Since then there’ve been a number of cases in West African countries including Cameroon, the Central Africa Republic and Sierra Leone – but it hasn’t been a problem for much of the rest of the continent – and compared to major killers like malaria, HIV and TB, very few people actuall…
 
“Great plan on paper. Poor implementation. I wish things could get better… I remember when I was growing up my Grandfather used to work for the railways corporation and it was prestigious to work for the railways. He would work across Kenya, go to Tanzania and that’s not possible now.” In 2004, an East African Community Summit announced a plan to i…
 
There have been a series of suicides in the Kenyan police force in the last year - at the rate of at least one or two each month. And last month, Kenya’s Inspector General of Police announced that nearly 2,000 officers weren’t fit for service – due to issues with their mental health. That's 2,000 officers who carry guns. So how can the police servi…
 
Joining as today's guest is Aimee Vail, Manager of Special Markets at Centrix. In this episode, we discussed: How Vail got into dentistry Vail's role with Centrix Some common mistakes she sees & her advice to dental students How the pandemic shifted the education model To learn more about Centrix please use the links below: - Website - LinkedIn Als…
 
Since 2014, Malawi has suffered a wave of assaults against people with albinism. In that time more than 40 people with the condition have been murdered. In many of the cases, these killings are motivated by the baseless belief that the body parts bring wealth and luck. Just this week, twelve people, including a priest, a hospital worker and a polic…
 
Niger is reported to be building a drone base and taking delivery of Bayraktar TB2 drones from Turkey.The pilotless aircraft were used to great effect by Ukraine in the weeks after Russia invaded.And Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the drones will “increase the military and security capacity” of Niger.Niger is often listed among the ve…
 
In their quest to try and find ways to control what they are calling an “overpopulation” of its elephants, Zimbabwe recently held a summit, in the hopes to garner support to lift the ban on the ivory trade. Zimbabwe says it’s sitting on an ivory stockpile of more than 130,000 tonnes which could net them more than half a billion dollars and which in…
 
We’re dropping a bonus episode in our feed this week of our newest pod baby. It’s called The One Recipe and it’s all about that ONE magic, indispensable recipe that you simply can’t live without! This week, Host Jesse Sparks talks to Bettina Makalintal about bike love, thriller novels, and her One, a recipe for Crispy Glazed Tofu. Bettina is a food…
 
Listen on: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Pandora This episode is all about food... and marriage. We’ve an international love story built around Bosnian food with the couple behind Balkan Treat Box. We get dumpling and relationship advice from a long-married Uzbek couple, Damira Inatullaeva and Sahib Aminov. We’ve a story f…
 
Over the last month or so, two successive floods have hammered South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal province. More than 400 people have lost their lives, and roads, bridges and schools are amongst the infrastructure damaged in what has been described as the biggest natural disaster of post-apartheid South Africa.But why has the region been so badly impacte…
 
In April, the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal experienced a period of heavy rainfall. It caused flooding that killed more than 400 people.Many are still unaccounted for and tens of thousands were made homeless.In recent days, the rains have returned putting more people in danger and without homes.But why has the flooding been so devastating…
 
“I lost a schoolgirl. Eleven-year-old. My first-born daughter. She was just killed in cold blood – simply because of her ethnicity.” Marsabit in Kenya is a frontier district which borders Ethiopia. Because it’s arid, water is scarce – and over the years the two main communities living there have clashed over resources and politics. But now the viol…
 
After humble beginngs in Northern Ireland and difficulty at school, Colin Murray's success was not a given. But his driving work ethic, intelligence and passion have delivered him to dizzying heights. Throughout the 1990's he slid from the news room into music journalism, eventually finding himself on BBC Radio 1, where he broadcast to the nation f…
 
Despite it being a regular bodily function, menstruation isn’t often talked about.But it’s something that is causing huge problems for many women on the continent. It’s estimated that one in ten girls miss school while they’re on their periodAnd the cost of sanitary products can make them too expensive for many.At the end of this week, World Menstu…
 
Doormen hassling you, endless questioning and a ban on visitors.These are the challenges faced daily by single women renting in Egypt.And this is after they've managed to clinch a deal with an amenable landlord. Many refuse to let to single women, arguing it could damage their building’s reputation or ruffle its other residents’ moral feathers. And…
 
“None of the politicians are close to decision making today”.When Guinea’s army toppled the sitting – and unpopular – president Alpha Conde in September last year, people celebrated in the streets. Even opposition politicians expressed a cautious welcome – and supported a transition to civilian rule of over a year or more. But now, eight months on,…
 
They say necessity is the mother of invention… and that seems to be the case for one entrepreneur in Zambia. The country’s reliance on imported foreign fuel has led to years of price hikes and shortages at the petrol pumps – which lead in turn to panic buying. But Mulenga Mulenga kept his head and switched on his brain – using the crises as inspira…
 
Joining as today's guest is Amanda Hill, Clinical Education Manager at Young Innovations. In this episode, we discussed: How infection control control is currently being neglected by dental offices How as a clinical education she is educating dental offices to maintain infection control measures How Young Innovations keeps their portfolio organized…
 
Hundreds of US troops could soon be returning to Somalia after President Biden approved their deployment.It's nearly 18 months since American forces left, which was the decision of former President Trump.In that time, the militant group al-Shabab is said to have gained strength and attacks against government and peace keeping forces have increased.…
 
Martin Lewis. A man who spent a lifetime championing the consumer. As a financial journalist, he started a newsletter which grew and grew into the behemoth that is MoneySavingExpert.com. In 2012 he sold it for a purported £87 million, which makes Martin a very wealthy man; yet his passion for taking on the underdog and fighting for consumer rights …
 
“Is she qualified? Absolutely. Is she a good leader? Absolutely.” In the run up to Kenya’s presidential election in August, the two main candidates - Raila Odinga and William Ruto – have been making a lot of noise about making sure that ‘women are at the decision-making table’. So as deadline day approached today, most people expected them both to …
 
Preparations are underway in South Africa for the coronation of Misuzulu Zulu as the new king of the AmaZulu tribe. There was high drama when his succession was announced last year on television – after one of the royal family members stood up and questioned the recognition of the new king. Chaos ensued.But now – as he prepares to ascend the throne…
 
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