Featured Show: Kosi Aroh (Politics and the African Pulse)

As the station calms down from the frenzy of Fundraising Week, we’d like to share a featured show interview with Kosi Aroh, host of Politics and the African Pulse!

You can hear Politics and the African Pulse every other Sunday night at midnight. You can support Kosi’s show and the rest of our shows by pledging at our website until the end of Wednesday 11/15.

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Kosi Aroh of Politics and the African Pulse!

* How did you get involved in WMBR?

KOSI: I was a guest on my roommates show (All things Africa) in the summer of 2016 where we discussed the importance of African names. I enjoyed the experience and being able to share my thoughts on the topic. So much so, that in the fall I started my own show Late Night Thoughts were I discussed topics relevant to current US politics such as Citizen’s United, charter schools, healthcare etc.

* What’s the inspiration behind your show?

K: As a Nigerian American, I am very interested in the state of my country and its development. In the past few years, I have been reading up on the history of not only Nigeria but several other African countries and came to the conclusion that positive change within each of these countries requires an informed and motivated public. So with this show, I want to help educate myself and my listeners as to the current state of each country and who the major players are. In addition, Africa has recently been the focus in business circles as viable areas for investments but most people lack the understanding of the political climate necessary to their success. I want this show to also serve as to inform those interested in doing business in Africa.

* How do you come up discussion topics for each episode?

K: Each shows topic is based on a country or some specific topic that covers several countries. Future topics will include infrastructure, democracy, colonial legacies.

* Favorite listener interaction?

K: On my very first radio show, I had a call from a retired police officer. He encouraged me and said he enjoyed the show. This call was very timely because I was so nervous and didn’t think I was doing a good job. That call help me confirm that 1) other people are actually listening and 2) people enjoy the show even if I didn’t think it was as good as it could be.

You can support WMBR during our 2017 Fundraising Week by pledging at this link – the form will stay open through Wednesday 11/15!

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