Dr. Pius Kamau

Dr. Pius Kamau KUNC Commentator

Born in Kenya and trained in Spain, Pius Kamau has been in surgical practice in the Denver area for three decades. He was a columnist for The Rocky Mountain News and has written for The Denver Post. Kamau’s commentaries have also been featured on NPR, in the Huffington Post and other national magazines and newspapers. He’s also contributed to several books and recently finished his memoir.

 

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6:00am

Sun April 8, 2012
Commentary

Every Life Is Precious

Dr. Pius Kamau

What elevates one tragic killing to the point of mass media attention, while others hardly get noticed? It’s a question that’s been on the mind of KUNC commentator Pius Kamau.

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6:00am

Mon February 20, 2012
Commentary

No Family Left Behind

Pius Kamau

Recently President Obama gave Colorado and other states the green light to scrap the No Child Left Behind Law. Passed in 2002 to widespread bipartisan support it made schools accountable for the performance of all students. KUNC commentator Pius Kamau says the intentions of the law were good, but more needs to be done.

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6:00am

Mon November 7, 2011
Commentary

An African Occupy Wall Street

As the Occupy Wall Street movement head into the tenth week – KUNC commentator Pius Kamau finds parallels with much that has occurred in Africa over the last 60 years. He says the corporate greed that has impoverished Africans will likely play out in America too if nothing is done about it.

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6:00am

Mon October 10, 2011
Commentary

In Memory of Wangari Maathai

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The recent passing of Nobel Prize winner and Kenyan-born environmentalist Wangari Maathai has KUNC commentator Pius Kamau reflecting on a life spent merging environmental activism with women’ s rights.

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5:00am

Fri September 9, 2011
Commentary

9/11: Rethinking Fear in the Decade After

Dr. Pius Kamau

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. As a nation takes time to pause and reflect – KUNC commentator Pius Kamau says we as a country should also refocus our thinking on the war on terrorism to include more homegrown threats – that have had just as deadly consequences.

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