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Professional-Palestinian encampment at Columbia College. Eurovision 2024.

NIKITA PAYUSOV/Center East Pictures/AFP through Getty Pictures; LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/Belga/AFP through Getty Pictures/Getty Pictures


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Professional-Palestinian encampment at Columbia College. Eurovision 2024.

NIKITA PAYUSOV/Center East Pictures/AFP through Getty Pictures; LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/Belga/AFP through Getty Pictures/Getty Pictures

Professional-Palestinian protests have been popping up at universities world wide, and in the previous couple of days issues have escalated at numerous these campuses. Columbia College known as on police to shutdown the encampment on their college garden and 300 individuals have been arrested. At College of California Los Angeles, about 200 pro-Israel counter-protestors raided a pro-Palestinian encampment. To get first hand accounts of the protests, Brittany talks to 2 pupil journalists: Shaanth Nanguneri, an undergraduate reporter at UCLA, and Claire Davenport, a graduate reporter at Columbia College in New York.

Then, Eurovision might appear to be a quaint, quirky occasion to People but it surely’s an enormous cultural occasion that simply surpasses the Tremendous Bowl by way of world viewership. And for an apolitical occasion, Eurovision can train us lots about geoPolitics. This 12 months, all eyes are on Israel, which isn’t European however has been a comPetitor for the reason that 70s. With Israel’s ongoing battle in Gaza, there’s numerous politicking for and in opposition to its inclusion on the track contest. Brittany chats with Eurovision scholar Paul David Flood about Israel’s controversial track and dance at Eurovision… and why People may wish to concentrate.

This episode was produced by Barton Girdwood and Liam McBain. It was edited by Jessica Placzek. Our govt producer is Veralyn Williams. Our VP of programming is Yolanda Sangweni.

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