Tag: Poverty
thoughts-on-haiti-2011-01-10
Interview
Airdate: January 10, 2011

Tavis offers his thoughts on the situation in Haiti, one year after the devastating earthquake.

david-beckmann-2010-10-19
Interview
Airdate: October 19, 2010

Activist-economist and author of Exodus from Hunger gives advice on what everyday Americans can do to address hunger and poverty.

peter-singer-2010-10-15
Interview
Airdate: October 15, 2010

Princeton bioethics professor and author of The Life You Can Save explains why allowing harm is doing harm.

liz-murray-2010-10-12
Interview
Airdate: October 12, 2010

Breaking Night author shares the dramatic transition that led her to apply to one of the nation’s top colleges.

MaxLucado-RS
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
September 13th, 2010

Have you ever heard a question that caught you off guard? Really made you pause? A few years back, three questions rocked my world. They came from different people in the span of a month. The first question: Had you been a German Christian during World War II, would you have taken a stand against [...]

PeterHotez-RS
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
July 27th, 2010

In my previous guest blog post for this site I described a hidden burden of poverty and illness resulting from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the world’s poorest countries. In addition to representing the most common infections of the “bottom billion” — people who live on less than $1.25 per day — I revealed that [...]

john-yearwood-2010-07-12
Interview
Airdate: July 12, 2010

Tavis: Tonight, though, we will begin our conversation about the ongoing struggles in Haiti six months later. The earthquake, of course, ravaged that Caribbean nation then. No one has done more coverage on the story since then than “The Miami Herald.” John Yearwood has been directing that coverage as world editor for the paper and [...]

RobertPhillips-RS
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
July 1st, 2010

What makes a community healthy? That was the question posed to teenagers by Youth UpRising in Oakland, CA. The mostly African-American youth responded that it is a place where bullets don’t fly, where their friends are not buried before they’re old enough to vote, where there are fewer liquor stores than there are grocery stores. [...]

PeterHotez-RS
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
June 17th, 2010

Most Americans are surprised to learn that the most common causes of illnesses among poor people living in the Western Hemisphere are caused by a group of parasitic infections known collectively as the neglected tropical diseases or “NTDs.”   Worldwide, approximately one billion people live on either no money or next to no money — below [...]

StevenSolomon_Show_RS
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 21st, 2010

“When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water,” Benjamin Franklin quipped wisely over two centuries ago, long before it seemed conceivable that freshwater could become scarce across the planet or anyone imagined the need for an Earth Day. Today, for the first time in human history, the global well is starting to [...]

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