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The bats of the Fenway boys may be a little quiet these days but the Department of Communications' "Globalization on a Shoestring" class hit one out of the park on Thursday, May 3, 2012.
The class, which meets weekly via the Internet with African University College of Communications (AUCC) in Accra, Ghana, hosted a broadcast that put three countries together, live, on Simmons College Radio.
Andrew Kromah, founder of the Independent Radio Network (IRN) in Sierra Leone joined the broadcast from Freetown. The hour-long program featured spirited talk about African, American, and World politics, the importance of responsible social media and a sampling of music from each of the three countries.
Kromah started the first independent station during Sierra Leone's bloody, 10-year, civil war. Risking his own life, he pioneered this new network to give the people of that nation a real voice.
The Globalization class won national honors earlier this year for its Spring 2011 broadcasts with Ghana.

-Len Mailloux


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