College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Postcards from Abroad

Travel the world without leaving your radio!

Postcards from Abroad is a 60-second radio spot broadcast twice weekly (on Saturdays at 1:04 pm and on Wednesdays at 8:58 pm) on KANU, the flagship station of Kansas Public Radio, based in Lawrence at the University of Kansas.

The series features content provided by the five international area studies centers at KU: Center for Latin American and Caribbean StudiesCenter for East Asian Studies, Center for Global and International Studies, Kansas African Studies Center, and the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies.

Every "postcard" gives listeners a brief and enticing glimpse of each center’s respective cultures from the contemporary to the ancient, from the exotic to the familiar. Quirky news within a historical context -- scripts are written by regional experts and university staff.

Relive the postcards from Africa with the playlist below, or access the full archive on the Postcards from Abroad Audioboo.

 

 

 

 

 

The theme music for Postcards from Abroad was written and recorded by Chubby Smith, a local Kansas musician and sound engineer for the Postcards series. The voice of Postcards from Abroad is Center for East Asian Studies Outreach Coordinator Randi Hacker.

 


Migration Stories: Africans in Midwestern Communities


The Kansas African Studies Center has received $140,000 in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to launch public discussions, community programming, and the creation of educational resources in local communities to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding recent demographic changes in the region. With close to 10,000 African immigrants living today in the heartland metropolitan centers of Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia, Wichita and Garden City, a new project entitled “Migration Stories” will facilitate the sharing of migration stories about Africans within Midwestern communities. Visit www.migrationstories.ku.edu to learn more. 

Upcoming Events
Join us tomorrow, Friday, March 31 7th Annual KASC Graduate Research Workshop Divine Nine Room, Kansas Union,... https://t.co/w4P00hkSHu


48 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Pharmacy school No. 2 nationally for NIH funding
Hall Center receives 3rd NEH challenge grant to support humanities research collaboration
Regional leader in technology commercialization
12 graduate programs rank in top 10 nationally among public universities.
—U.S. News & World Report
Driving discovery, innovation, entrepreneurship
Home to 15 major research centers & state surveys
1st in nation for its special education master’s and doctorate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
1st in nation for its city management and urban policy master’s program.
—U.S. News & World Report
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
KU Today