On today's Global Activism segment, we meet Michele Baldwin, a 45-year old mother of three who is diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. She's paddling 700 miles along the Ganges River to raise money for Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer.
Mauritania, a large but sparsely populated country in northwestern Africa, has a rich musical tradition but virtually no formal music industry. That means no commercial radio stations. No record labels. No music clubs.
The West African nation Mauritania celebrated its independence from France 50 years ago on Sunday. Slavery remains widespread in the poor desert nation of 3 million, despite several attempts to ban it.Seventy-two-year-old Abdul Kamara is a French-speaking Fulani from Southern Mauritania.
Radio M host Tony Sarabia joins Jerome for another edition of Global Notes, Worldview’s weekly look at what’s happening in the world of music. This week, they discuss Mauritania’s biggest musical export, the griot singer Malouma.