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Wednesday, November 01, 2006
# 12:50:00 PM:

This man is angry, as he should be

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DSC05193A few days ago I talked about how podcast listeners tend to smile. That's not always so.

I have been listening obsessively to CBC Podcasting's reposting of the 2005 Massey Lecture Series by Stephen Lewis, and on several occasions it has had me close to crying in the street.

Lewis is an angry man, and with good reason. He is the UN Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa, and he details the excruciating reality of millions—millions!—of people who die, and millions—millions!—of orphans left to fend for themselves every year. After listening to each episode it's sometimes hard to think straight, because they make me sad and angry too.

Yet you—yes you—must listen. Here are the MP3 files of part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5, or you can buy the book. Better yet: give money instead. I think I will have to.


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