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Smart Talk: What to know about Nigeria; Congressional candidate Linda Thompson

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Oct 22, 2014 4:12 PM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, October 23, 2014:

Some good news could be coming out of West Africa soon.  The Islamist militant group Boko Haram is reportedly negotiating with the government of Nigeria for the release of 276 girls who were abducted from their school last April.

The kidnapping attracted worldwide attention and started a social media campaign called Bring Back Our Girls.

The militant group wants to set up an Islamist state and opposes the education of women.

Meanwhile, some 20 cases of Ebola were reported and eight died from the virus in Nigeria.  The country was declared Ebola free earlier this week.


Dr. Anthony and Dr. Herr

Appearing on Thursday's Smart Talk to discusses life in Africa's largest nation are Dr. Ojoma Edeh Herr, author of the book Ojoma's Song: Becoming a Woman Nigerian Style and Associate Professor of Special Education at Millersville University and Dr. Douglas Anthony, an Associate Professor of History at Franklin and Marshall College, whose specialties include African and Nigerian history.

Also, with the November 4 election less than two weeks away, Smart Talk will feature conversations with area Congressional candidates.

Democrat Linda Thompson is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's Fourth District which encompasses York and Adams Counties, and part of Cumberland County along with the city of Harrisburg. The former mayor of Harrisburg joins us on Thursday's program.


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  • thinkwrite img 2014-10-23 19:35

    I think a new record of words spoken per minute of program was set by Linda Thompson.