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On this week's show, we took a look at two very different slices of diplomacy. First, we looked back in time at a remarkable group of diplomats from different countries, cultures and backgrounds, who risked their careers during WWII by helping Jewish families escape from the Nazis.

These righteous diplomats are being honored in a special exhibit called "Visas for Life," on display at the Boston University Gallery through November 6, 2002. We spoke with John Bingham and Manli Ho, the surviving children of two of those diplomats, and rabbi Joseph Pollack, who played a key role in bringing the "Visas for Life" exhibit to Boston.

The "Lloyd G. Balfour African Presidents-in-Residence Program" at the African Presidential Archives and Research Center at Boston University enables democratically elected African leaders to make a transition to private life by providing a venue that values and utilizes their experience and special expertise. Former Zambian President Kenneth D. Kaunda is the first African leader to participate in this program. President Kaunda relinquished his presidency in a democratic election in 1991, after presiding for 27 years. We heard excerpts from his inaugural keynote address at the African Presidential Archives and Research Center's conference on "Integrating Africa into the Global Economy: Have the Stakes Changed Since September 11?"

This program aired on September 29, 2002.

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