Guyana Diaspora

'89 percent of Guyana 's graduate population live and work in the 30 relatively rich countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -"Fruit that falls far from the tree",
The Economist, 03 November 2005'

It is estimated that there are as many Guyanese living overseas as they are in Guyana
They are spread out far and wide to almost every country on the planet
This blog was created to chronicle the news and and stories of the Diaspora

Monday, February 13, 2006

Radio Personality

Kojo Nnamdi is a native of Guyana who immigrated to North America in 1967 to attend college and explore the civil rights movement. Since 1985 he has hosted Evening Exchange, a public affairs television program broadcast by WHUT-TV at Howard University.

Kojo Nnamdi is host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, a live public radio program produced by WAMU 88.5 FM, American University Radio.

"Maybe the best radio interviewer in town" according to The Washington Post. Each day, he welcomes a lineup of interesting and provocative guests who bring new perspectives on local, national, and international current events, political issues, social trends, science, art, and other topics. Guided by the concept that 'what's global is local, and what's local is global,' Nnamdi encourages listener calls, creating a dynamic dialogue about issues important and interesting to those in the Washington region and beyond. Regular features include Tech Tuesday, The DC Politics Hour with Kojo and Jonetta, and Sporting Views among others.

Nnamdi is a native of Guyana who immigrated to North America in 1967 to attend college and explore the civil rights movement. Since 1985 he has hosted Evening Exchange, a public affairs television program broadcast by WHUT-TV at Howard University. From 1973 to 1985, Nnamdi worked at WHUR-FM, where he served as news editor and then news director, producing the award-winning local news program The Daily Drum. His affiliation with WAMU 88.5 FM and National Public Radio began in 1998 as host of Public Interest with Kojo Nnamdi.

Nnamdi has won numerous awards in both television and radio for his work including a Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio & Television, several New York Festival awards, and a local television Emmy. In 2001 he was honored as a civil rights hero by the National Council for Community Justice.

In addition to his hosting duties, Nnamdi has chaired the board of the Public Access Corporation of Washington, D.C. since 1997. He is active in Guyaid, an organization devoted to the welfare of children in Guyana. Kojo has served on the Board of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center since 2003.

A proud nationalized American citizen for more than 20 years, Kojo's passions include cricket, Caribbean Carnival, poetry, jazz, and jogging.

From WAMU.org

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