Nelson Mandela http://kuow.org en Mandela Sign Language Interpreter Says He Had Schizophrenic Episode http://kuow.org/post/mandela-sign-language-interpreter-says-he-had-schizophrenic-episode The sign language interpreter <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/11/250179179/fake-sign-language-interpreter-marred-mandela-memorial">widely criticized as a "fake"</a> for his performance at Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa says he suffered a schizophrenic episode while on stage, a South African newspaper reported Thursday.<p>Thamsanqa Jantjie, 34, claims he "lost concentration, and started hearing voices and hallucinating," according to Johannesburg's <a href="http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gauteng/sign-language-fake-blames-illness-1.1621044#.UqmmlCf Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:03:00 +0000 editor 25348 at http://kuow.org Mandela Sign Language Interpreter Says He Had Schizophrenic Episode Divestment: How Local Students Fought Apartheid http://kuow.org/post/divestment-how-local-students-fought-apartheid <p>David Hyde speaks with <a href="http://www.maestralintl.com/people.asp" target="_blank">Philip Goldman</a>, former student activist and leader of <a href="http://africanactivist.msu.edu/organization.php?name=Students+Against+Apartheid+%28University+of+Washington%29" target="_blank">Students Against Apartheid</a> at the University of Washington, about the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela and the impacts of the divestment movement in the 1980s.</p><p>The Students Against Apartheid were instrumental in convincing the University to divest assets of companies that did business with South Africa. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:35:20 +0000 David Hyde & Christine Streich 25058 at http://kuow.org Divestment: How Local Students Fought Apartheid Mandela’s Life, Minimum Wages, And A Seattle Police Shakeup http://kuow.org/post/mandela-s-life-minimum-wages-and-seattle-police-shakeup <p>The world remembers Nelson Mandela, the Seattle Police Department shakes up its top ranks and supporters of a $15-an-hour minimum wage walk from SeaTac to Seattle. We talk over those stories and more of the week's news with&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/">Joni&nbsp;Balter</a>&nbsp;of the Seattle Times, The Stranger's&nbsp;<a href="http://elisanders.net/">Eli Sanders</a> and Crosscut's&nbsp;<a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback">Knute Berger</a>.<br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Week In Review Extra</strong></span></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 25042 at http://kuow.org Mandela’s Life, Minimum Wages, And A Seattle Police Shakeup Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'Greatest Son,' Dies At 95 http://kuow.org/post/nelson-mandela-south-africas-greatest-son-dies-95 <p></p><p></p><p>Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon has died, according to South Africa President Jacob Zuma. He was 95. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:15:29 +0000 The Associated Press and BBC 24982 at http://kuow.org Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'Greatest Son,' Dies At 95 Douglas Foster On South Africa After Mandela http://kuow.org/post/douglas-foster-south-africa-after-mandela <p>Capitalism, democracy and HIV all arrived at about the same time in South Africa, where the promise of the Mandela era has still not been met. The nation struggles with an epidemic of poverty, illness and violence. Can the next generation of leaders reshape its cultural and political realities? Douglas Foster, author of "After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa," joins us.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7191 at http://kuow.org Douglas Foster On South Africa After Mandela