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Walter Turner



Walter Turner is a leading authority and commentator on contemporary Africa. He is the host and producer of the weekly Pacifica radio Program "Africa Today" which is aired on KPFA Radio in Berkeley, California.


"Africa Today" is a unique newsmagazine in its focus on

Africa and the African Diaspora. 


Professor Turner has traveled extensively throughout southern and western Africa and worked as a journalist in South Africa, Kenya, Cuba, Nigeria, and Venezuela. He covered the 1994 historic elections in South Africa and was the media director for President Nelson Mandela's visit to California in 1990. In 1999 he traveled to Nigeria under the auspices of Essential Action to study the impact of multinational corporations on Nigerian people and the Nigerian environment.  He has led more than 50 research/study delegations to Cuba, Jordan, Syria, Mali, Senegal, Vietnam, Kenya, Mexico, Venezuela, South Africa, and many other parts of the world. Professor Turner was a delegation leader to both the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya (2007) and the World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal (2011).  His commentaries have appeared in the Black Scholar, and on Pacifica National News, National Public Radio, and PBS.  He is one of the authors of the book “No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000.” (Africa World Press 2007).  

Walter Turner is a Professor of Social Sciences and Contemporary African Affairs at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California. He teaches courses more .......

Monday, December 6, 2021 - Listen Here

Walter Turner interviews
Michael Woldemariam on the
conflict in the Horn of Africa.


Michael Woldemariam.jpeg

College of Marin professor inspires students, gives back to community
I came from a community of people who believed that education was a pathway, not only to personal pursuits and being able to be employed and have mobility and to raise a family, but more importantly, to be part of your community and give back to your community. ...........

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