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People dip their hands in the Ganges River at Rishikesh, where Michele Baldwin began her 700-mile journey.

Oct. 27, 2011

On today's Global Activism segment, we meet Michele Baldwin, a 45-year old mother of three who is diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. She's paddling 700 miles along the Ganges River to raise money for Global Initiative Against HPV and Cervical Cancer. Michele stopped by our studios before her journey, along with a doctor from GIAHC. Also, the fair trade movement is experiencing growing pains. With larger businesses joining in on the action, it’s becoming harder to establish a consensus on the movement's goals. Nancy Jones from Chicago Fair Trade and Megy Karydes of World Shoppe discuss what's at stake. And slavery is still alive and well in some parts of the world, including Mauritania. We hear about an effort to help ex-slaves in the African nation.