A 30-minute radio program that provides updates on the progress and development in Liberia — from job creation to health and education issues. The magazine show features the latest information from subject-matter experts, Liberian voices in-country and the Diaspora — with messages for each other — and introduces one of the youngest Liberian journalists to give youth perspectives. And in between news talk, it plays some of the most popular African music played on the Continent.
with host Julia Wilson – sponsored by the Firestone Natural Rubber Company
Beginning October 1, 2007 – Airing in Liberia:
- Every Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. on LBS-FM radio
- Every Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. on SKY-FM radio
- For participation in the radio show, please call: 011.202.349.4014
Listen to the Radio Clips
Show 1: HIV/AIDS & Job Creation: Are Liberians practicing safe sex in Liberia? Which segment of the population is considered the highest risk? With 85% unemployment in Liberia, how and where will the jobs come from?
Repeat of Show 1 with Diaspora comments
Special Guests/Subject Matter Experts: Mrs. Lwopu Mae Bruce, Deputy Program Manager for the National AIDS & STI Control Program (Monrovia); Dr. Lyndon G. Mabande, Chief Medical Officer of the Firestone Medical Center (Harbel Margibi County); Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (August 2007 press briefing held in Monrovia); Dr. Rev. Laurence Konmla Bropleh, Liberia’s Minister of Information; Firestone- Liberia.
Repeat of Show 2 with Diaspora comments
Special Guests/Subject Matter Experts: Henry Tan, manager for Firestone’s new Rubberwood operation; Liberian fashion designer Rebecca Falika; Bob Johnson, Liberia Minister of Information Dr. Rev. Laurence Konmla Bropleh.
Repeat of Show 3 with Diaspora comments
Special Guests/Subject Matter Experts: Mr. Freeman Daniels, Education Officer for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Dweti Hoto. Mrs. Hoto, the Superintendent of the Firestone school system; Deputy Assistant Minister of Tourism and Culture, Mrs. Scholastica Doe; & Liberia’s youth. Songs performed by Liberia’s cultural ambassador, Julie Endee.
Show 4: What’s Happening in Liberia & the U.S. Africare and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) honor Liberia President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in Washington, D.C.; young Liberians say they need jobs – that’s what’s happening for them in Liberia.
Repeat of Show 4 with Diaspora comments
Special Guests/Subject Matter Experts: Mr. Julius Coles, president of Africare; former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, chairperson of NDI; President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Hit songs performed by Angelique Kidjo.
Show 5: Profiles/Region: Billionaire Bob Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) on the $30 million entrepreneur fund he’s set up in Liberia;