As part of the kick-off to a series this week on the PBS NewsHour examining the communities of Patchwork Nation, project director Dante Chinni takes viewers on a drive down Germantown Ave., revealing the many “cities” that make up Philadelphia. Continue reading
In poor rural areas, inner cities, and among Latin American immigrants, exotic diseases classified by the CDC as “neglected infections” are now affecting millions of people. As Jeffrey Kaye reports, the rarer the illness, the harder it is to find treatment. Continue reading
Sister Cyril Mooney, principal of the Loreto Day School in Kolkata, India, is working to provide poor children a place to learn by day and a safe haven at night. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports. Continue reading
Is a change in management enough to transform some of the worst schools in the country? New Orleans superintendent Paul Vallas seems to think so. But while charters are outperforming other schools in New Orleans, there’s evidence they may be abusing their freedom.
The College Summit program in St. Louis Missouri helps low income students turn their dreams of college into reality. In this interview, teacher Brian Kruger describes how the program transformed the school, his students and his own life. Continue reading
Last year, Albert Jack Stanley, the former CEO of KBR, pleaded guilty to bribery for masterminding the payment of more than $180 million to Nigerian officials. PBS Frontline correspondent Lowell Bergmen reports on the damage done by large-scale bribery in that country. Continue reading
The International Monetary Fund meets this weekend in Washington, D.C., to consider how to use its lending power to help the world’s economies — particularly the world’s poorest countries — weather the current economic crisis. Continue reading