Nelson Mandela http://wlrn.org en It's History Night! Stonewall, South Africa And MLK http://wlrn.org/post/its-history-night-stonewall-south-africa-and-mlk <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday nights,&nbsp;WLRN&nbsp;looks back at the&nbsp;people, places and major events that have shaped South Florida, the United States and our modern world.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On January 16, Channel 17 presents three shows pegged to these headlines and current events --&nbsp;a string of historic legal and legislative&nbsp;successes by America's&nbsp;gay and lesbian community; last year's death of South African President Nelson Mandela and next week's Martin Luther King holiday:</span></p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Daniel Hicks 26404 at http://wlrn.org It's History Night! Stonewall, South Africa And MLK WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories For Dec. 9-13 http://wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-dec-9-13 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Art Basel afterglow is still upon us in South Florida, and that's evident in what you've been reading this past week.</span></p><p>But amid stories of Basel and it implications for Miami and its surroundings, the Keys' efforts to save a landmark bridge were popular on our site, as was one of our many <a href="http://wlrn.org/term/nelson-mandela-1" target="_blank">stories on Nelson Mandela's passing</a>.</p><p>Scroll on to see and hear this week's most popular stories.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:09:42 +0000 Maria Murriel 25209 at http://wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories For Dec. 9-13 Handcuffs And A Handshake: A Roundup Of This Week In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/handcuffs-and-handshake-roundup-week-south-florida <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:15:59 +0000 Elaine Chen 25056 at http://wlrn.org Handcuffs And A Handshake: A Roundup Of This Week In South Florida Interpreter At Mandela Event: I Was Hallucinating http://wlrn.org/post/interpreter-mandela-event-i-was-hallucinating <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="dateline" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">JOHANNESBURG --&nbsp;</span>The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, suffers from schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:31:06 +0000 25021 at http://wlrn.org Interpreter At Mandela Event: I Was Hallucinating The 'Mandela Snub' How I Remember It http://wlrn.org/post/mandela-snub-how-i-remember-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was the summer of 1990. I was home, living with my parents, working part-time at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">a Miami television station as a production assistant.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I made an aspiring journalist’s&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wage, $6 an hour.</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:10:43 +0000 Karen Rundlet 24755 at http://wlrn.org The 'Mandela Snub' How I Remember It WLRN's Most Popular Stories For Dec. 2-6 http://wlrn.org/post/wlrns-most-popular-stories-dec-2-6 <div>When one of the world's best known, most beloved champions of human rights died last week, we had to run a story about his impact on South Florida. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:46:29 +0000 Maria Murriel 24880 at http://wlrn.org WLRN's Most Popular Stories For Dec. 2-6 LISTEN: President Obama Delivers A Eulogy For Nelson Mandela http://wlrn.org/post/listen-president-obama-delivers-eulogy-nelson-mandela During Tuesday's memorial service at South Africa's largest soccer stadium, President Obama delivered a 20-minute eulogy that compared Mandela to Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln and America's founding fathers.<p>Mandela, Obama said in Johannesburg, was the "last great liberator of the 20th century." He was not only a man of politics, but a pragmatist and flawed human being who managed to discipline his anger to turn centuries of oppression into what Mandela liked to call a "Rainbow Nation."<p>We've embedded audio of Obama's eulogy below, where we've also pasted text of his speech a Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:37:00 +0000 editor 24890 at http://wlrn.org LISTEN: President Obama Delivers A Eulogy For Nelson Mandela South Africa Honors Mandela, An 'Incomparable Force Of Leadership' http://wlrn.org/post/live-blog-nelson-mandelas-memorial-service-south-africa <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WBoWoRZ20w</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:46:00 +0000 editor 24884 at http://wlrn.org South Africa Honors Mandela, An 'Incomparable Force Of Leadership' Madiba In Miami, Madiba In Chicago http://wlrn.org/post/madiba-miami-madiba-chicago <p>In the summer of 1993 Nelson Mandela was touring the United States raising money for his African National Congress political party. He visited one of the most racially separate cities in the U.S. but had a much different experience compared to his visit three years earlier in Miami.<br /> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:56:07 +0000 Tom Hudson 24763 at http://wlrn.org Madiba In Miami, Madiba In Chicago Mandela, Castro And The Caribbean Street http://wlrn.org/post/mandela-castro-and-caribbean-street <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live on the Caribbean street – and Florida is part of that street – here are three ways of looking at Nelson Mandela’s death yesterday.</span></p><p>Each, not surprisingly, involves Cuba and Fidel Castro. But in a larger sense they involve how immaturely we practice politics on this street – and how immaturely the world beyond this street views our politics.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:17:38 +0000 Tim Padgett 24738 at http://wlrn.org Mandela, Castro And The Caribbean Street World Reflects On The Life Of Nelson Mandela http://wlrn.org/post/world-reflects-life-nelson-mandela Nelson Mandela, who became an icon of the struggle for racial equality during a decades-long struggle against South Africa's apartheid system, is being remembered across the globe on Thursday following his death at age 95.<p>Mandela died after a prolonged lung infection, which had been a recurring problem for him since his days as a prisoner of conscience on South Africa's Robben Island. He served 27 years at the notorious jail.<p>"He is now resting. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:18:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 24753 at http://wlrn.org World Reflects On The Life Of Nelson Mandela How Miami's Shrewd Black Leadership Turned The Mandela Snub To Local Advantage http://wlrn.org/post/how-miamis-shrewd-black-leadership-turned-mandela-snub-local-advantage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty-three years ago, Nelson Mandela came to Miami, stumbled&nbsp; into a quagmire of Cuban exile politics, got exploited by racial equality organizers and left South Florida a little better than it was before.</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:40:08 +0000 Rick Stone 16878 at http://wlrn.org How Miami's Shrewd Black Leadership Turned The Mandela Snub To Local Advantage REPORT: Nelson Mandela Dead At 95 http://wlrn.org/post/report-nelson-mandela-dead-95 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died.&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/05/3799570/nelson-mandela-dead-at-95.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Click here</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to read this story as updates become available.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For further coverage of Mandela's death, read <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/05/136590582/nelson-mandela-inspiration-to-world-dies-at-95" target="_blank">NPR's Mandela series</a>.</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:57:17 +0000 Maria Murriel 24698 at http://wlrn.org Miami's Ros-Lehtinen: 'I Have Evolved As The Nation Has Evolved' http://wlrn.org/post/miamis-ros-lehtinen-i-have-evolved-nation-has-evolved <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">South Florida's longest serving </span>Congressperson<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"> says she's changed with the times.</span></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:26:10 +0000 Phil Latzman 16819 at http://wlrn.org Miami's Ros-Lehtinen: 'I Have Evolved As The Nation Has Evolved' Nelson Mandela's Prison Adventures http://wlrn.org/post/nelson-mandelas-prison-adventures On Christmas Eve 1986, a South Africa prison commander responsible for watching over Nelson Mandela casually asked the world's most famous prisoner, "Mandela, would you like to see the city?"<p>Mandela was completely surprised, but agreed. The prison commander, Lt. Col. Gawie Marx, promptly put Mandela in his car for a leisurely drive around Cape Town, one of the world's most scenic cities.<p>They traveled the stunning cliff-side road overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:12:56 +0000 Greg Myre 16757 at http://wlrn.org Nelson Mandela's Prison Adventures