Two stories out of Africa are the focus of The Halli Casser-Jayne Hour, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com. Up first, a visit with journalist Stephanie Hanes the author of a highly-controversial new book, WHITE MAN’S GAME: SAVING ANIMALS, REBUILDING EDEN & OTHER MYTHS OF CONSERVATION IN AFRICA, a thought-provoking exposé of the troubling realities of Western conservation efforts in Africa. And in our second half-hour a visit to Maasailand with Joni Binder, the author of MILE 46: FACE TO FACE IN MAASAILAND. You’re in for two truly fascinating conversations on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
Stephanie Hanes has worked across the African continent her journalism appearing in dozens of publications, including The Christian Science Monitor as well as the PBSNewHour. In her new book WHITE MAN’S GAME, Hanes presents a provocative account that profoundly challenges the way we think about philanthropy and conservation. In an eye-opening examination, Hanes addresses the problems that arise when Westerners try to “fix” complex, messy situations in the developing world, acting with best intentions yet potentially overlooking the wishes of the people who live there. Beneath the uplifting stories we tell ourselves about helping Africans often lies a dramatic misunderstanding of what the locals actually need and want. WHITE MAN’S GAME is a gripping narrative of environmentalists and insurgents, poachers and tycoons, elephants and angry spirits that profoundly challenges the way we think about philanthropy and conservation.
Joni Binder’s book MILE 46: FACE TO FACE IN MAASAILAND is a fascinating photographic and literary memoir about her time in Kenya living with the Maasai that underscores the urgent need for global community awareness and support for women who are disenfranchised by their own cultures. A wife and mother of two, Binder has served as president of the Modern Art Council at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has become a strong advocate of arts education as a Fine Arts Committee member and Education Committee co-chair for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State. She is currently helping to lead an international arts-driven campaign with Futures Without Violence and The Representation Project to raise awareness about healthy masculinity and its role in eliminating domestic violence.
Out of Africa stories of wildlife, colonialism, philanthropy, environmentalism, animals, politics, violence against women, genital mutilation — a thought-provoking, empowering hour with Stephanie Hanes and Joni Binder on The Halli Casser-Jayne Hour, the podcast posted at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.