Saturday, December 7
GUEST: MARY FRANCES BERRY, TRUDY RUBIN & DOUGLAS FOSTER
We look back at Nelson Mandela's life and legacy with University of Pennsylvania history professor, MARY FRANCES BERRY.Â South Africa's first black president, Nobel Peace Prize laureate,Â former political prisoner and iconic leader of the movement that liberated apartheid South Africa died yesterday at 95. Berry, former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, co-founded the Free South Africa Movement and was in Cape Town in 1990 when Mandela was set free. Then we'll talk to the Philadelphia Inquirer's TRUDY RUBIN, Worldview columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, who interviewed the Mandela in 2000. And thenÂ DOUGLAS FOSTER, associate professor of journalism at Northwestern University, examines whether Mandelaâ€™s dream of a "nonracial, nonsexist, egalitarian societyâ€ť has a chance to be realized in South Africa.
Guests: Jamie Tehrani, Marie Tatar
â€śOh Grandma, what big teeth you have!â€ť Everyone recognizes those words.Â Thatâ€™s because â€śLittle Red Riding Hood,â€ť and similar versions, turn up all over the world –â€śThe Tiger Grandmotherâ€ť in Japan and China, â€śThe Wolf and the Kidsâ€ť in the Middle East.Â In a recent study, Durham University anthropologist JAMIE TEHRANI traced the â€śLittle Red Riding Hoodâ€ť tale back two thousand years to discover the storyâ€™s origins and its evolutionary path. Â He tells Marty about how the oral tale spread and what it tells us about culture and migration.Â Then, a conversation on the meaning of fairy tales and why they still captivate us today.Â Marty talks with MARIA TATAR, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature at Harvard University.