Film contributor Milos Stehlik talks with Lebanese director Nadine Labaki about her new film, which opens in Chicago May 18. We also hear from documentary maker Jason Glaser. After watching his friends in western Nicaragua die from kidney failure, he put his camera aside and started a foundation to help them.
On today's Global Activism, we talk to Beth Skorochod, who works on HIV prevention for Population Services International (PSI).The organization runs a host of health programs around the globe. These include an HIV prevention project in Togo that targets men who have sex with men.
Today, Worldview spends the hour revisiting stories from the Global Activism series. Cristi Hegranes, the founder of the Global Press Institute, explains why she started a non-profit media organization to train women to be journalists.
A genetic condition, sickle cell disease disproportionately affects those of African descent. Here in the U.S., one out of 12 African-Americans has the sickle cell trait, and one out of 400 contracts the disease.Dr.
Every Thursday on Global Activism, we hear from a local individual who works to make the world a better place.Ahabwe Michael is executive director of the ICOD Action Network, based in the Lyantonde district of southwestern Uganda.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. In 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries.That speech laid the foundation for what became the Peace Corps.
Dr. Naana Agyemang-Mensah is the country director of The Hunger Project-Ghana. The organization works to end hunger and poverty around the world. Naana has been running their Ghana program for the past decade.