Hour 1: How are archeologists, anthropologists and now geneticists changing what we know about the origins of people on Planet Earth? We’ll talk this hour with journalist, biographer and historian Martin Meredith. His new book is “Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life” (PublicAffairs, 2011). http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/136829906/KERA_136829906.mp3[Download MP3]
What would you do to fight oppression and change your country for the better? Would you be willing to spend 27 years in prison? We’ll explore the life of a man who did just that this hour with author Martin Meredith. His new book is “Mandela: A Biography” (Public Affairs, 2010).