ghana http://kut.org en USA vs Ghana at World Cup: 5 Things to Know http://kut.org/post/usa-vs-ghana-world-cup-5-things-know <p>The United States is taking on Ghana today in its first game of the World Cup. The two teams have only met twice before – and Ghana has won both times.</p><p>I was<a href="http://A Boston man may have come up with a way to automatically control the blood sugar levels of people with Type 1 diabetes: &quot;IT'S A DEVICE THAT BASICALLY COMES TO KNOW YOU. IT'S THE NEXT BEST THING TO A CURE.&quot; (:05) More on something called a &quot;bionic pancreas&quot;... coming up at [TIME] on [STATION]." target="_blank"> in Ghana earlier this year</a> for a journalism exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department. There, I met <em>Gary Al-Smith a journalist at Citi FM</em> &nbsp;– who, though only in his 20’s, is considered his country’s foremost soccer – or football – expert.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154223728&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:15:00 +0000 Laura Rice 10600 at http://kut.org USA vs Ghana at World Cup: 5 Things to Know #GoneToGhana: A Trip in Tweets http://kut.org/post/gonetoghana-trip-tweets <p>I spent two weeks <a href="http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-kuts-laura-rice-heads-west-africa-journalism-program" target="_blank">in the West African country of Ghana</a> in late January and early February. The trip was part of an exchange program through the International Center for Journalists and was sponsored by the U.S. State Department.</p><p>The goal of my journey was to learn about <a href="http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-journalisms-not-dirty-word" target="_blank">the media climate of an another country</a> and to <a href="http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-stories-worth-exploring" target="_blank">collect stories to share via KUT</a>. Along the way, I tweeted.</p><p>Here's a look at the <a href="http://storify.com/Rice_Laura/gonetoghana" target="_blank">story my tweets tell</a>: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:28:37 +0000 Laura Rice 9805 at http://kut.org #GoneToGhana: A Trip in Tweets Gone to Ghana: Answering Your Questions http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-answering-your-questions <p>My two-week visit to Ghana has come to an end. I was in the West African country with a program through the U.S. State Department and the International Center for Journalists.</p><p>The exchange program brought journalists <a href="http://kut.org/post/ghana-austin-african-journalist-acl-floods-more" target="_blank">from Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and Kenya to the U.S.</a> Then, a group of American journalists is visited those African countries. I'm grateful <a href="http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-kuts-laura-rice-heads-west-africa-journalism-program" target="_blank">I was chosen to visit Ghana</a> and in my short time there <a href="http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-stories-worth-exploring" target="_blank">I learned much about the people and culture</a>.</p><p>Along the way, I invited you to send me questions about things you'd like to know about Ghana. Here are the answers to a few of your questions:</p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:03:00 +0000 Laura Rice 9727 at http://kut.org Gone to Ghana: Answering Your Questions Gone to Ghana: Journalism's Not a Dirty Word http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-journalisms-not-dirty-word <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">The purpose of&nbsp;</font></font></font><a href="http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-kuts-laura-rice-heads-west-africa-journalism-program" target="_blank"><font color="#0071b3"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">my journey to Ghana</font></font></font></a><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">&nbsp;is to learn about the media industry and the daily lives of journalists. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:06:24 +0000 Laura Rice 9677 at http://kut.org Gone to Ghana: Journalism's Not a Dirty Word Gone to Ghana: Stories Worth Exploring http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-stories-worth-exploring <div>As I begin my journey to Ghana, I'm thinking about the conversation topics I'm interested in broaching with my journalist hosts and the other Ghanaians I meet.<p></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>As I <a href="http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-kuts-laura-rice-heads-west-africa-journalism-program" target="_blank">mentioned in my first post</a>, I'm most drawn to issues that connect Ghana with the U.S. and with Texas - but I also want to explore stories unique to this unique West African country.<p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:05:48 +0000 Laura Rice 9649 at http://kut.org Gone to Ghana: Stories Worth Exploring Gone to Ghana: KUT's Laura Rice Heads to West Africa With Journalism Program http://kut.org/post/gone-ghana-kuts-laura-rice-heads-west-africa-journalism-program <p>KUT hosted <a href="http://kut.org/post/ghana-austin-african-journalist-acl-floods-more" target="_blank">a Ghanian journalist</a> late last year as part of an exchange program through the <a href="http://www.icfj.org/" target="_blank">International Center for Journalists</a>. To complete the exchange, I'm heading to Ghana &nbsp;for a couple of weeks.</p><p>While I'm there, I'll be meeting with journalists at a variety of media outlets, taking lots of pictures and gathering information on <a href="http://kut.org/post/heres-what-its-go-school-northern-ghana" target="_blank">stories that are unique to Ghana</a> as well as&nbsp;those that tie West Africa&nbsp;to the U.S. and, specifically, Texas!</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:53:00 +0000 Laura Rice 9550 at http://kut.org Gone to Ghana: KUT's Laura Rice Heads to West Africa With Journalism Program Here's What It's Like to Go to School in Northern Ghana http://kut.org/post/heres-what-its-go-school-northern-ghana <p>Since early October, KUT has had the pleasure of hosting Lorrencia Nkrumah, a guest journalist from Ghana, where she covers business for <a href="http://www.citifmonline.com/">Citi FM</a>. She’s visiting as part of the International Center for Journalists program through the U.S. State Department.</p><p>During her stay,&nbsp;Nkrumah&nbsp;discovered she won an award through Search for Common Ground’s <a href="http://www.sfcg.org/programmes/rfpa/index.html">Radio for Peacebuilding Africa</a>, and&nbsp;produced a 20 minute documentary about access to education in the northern part of Ghana. Listen below to KUT's Kate McGee talk with Nkrumah about her story.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:11:38 +0000 Kate McGee 8984 at http://kut.org Here's What It's Like to Go to School in Northern Ghana