Happy World Radio Day

        UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye  A young boy in Ethiopia takes lessons
        via the radio, which are being broadcast across the country.

13 Feb 2022

One morning in 1969 in Zambia I entered my classroom at the remote Mwinilunga

High School, which had no television or electricity, with a two-band battery radio

so that my students would hear the momentous moon landing.

The BBC crackle  was bad. I switched over to a French-speaking station.  The radio

announcer’s voice came through the static.  I could just hear the French version of

the astronaut’s words and translated them for my students: 

‘One small footstep for man and a giant footstep for humanity’. 

The class cheered, not at my translation, but because Neil Armstrong was on the Moon.