On Thursday's edition of Worldview, we discuss how Iran could determine the outcome of U.S. action in Syria. We get an update on education reform in Mexico. Plus, we meet a geneticist is helping expand health care in rural Africa.
We learn about the growing popularity of medical tourism and find out what impact it's having on destination countries. A Mies van der Rohe building gets a face-lift. Kathleen Wright tells us about her company, Collaborative Group.
For Global Activism, Mary Dailey Brown introduces us to her organization, SowHope. The non-profit focuses on helping impoverished women around the world by funding projects that "promote wellness, education and economic opportunities."
During her summer and winter breaks as a second grade teacher at the John Middleton Elementary School in Skokie, Shelley Nizynski Reese, travels to Ghana to use her teaching and sign language skills to educate orphans. For Global Activsm, we hear from Shelley and Skokie teacher, Jennifer Ciok from Oliver McCracken Middle School. Jen was so inspired by Shelley's work that shepartnered her group, Aiding Children Together (A.C.T.) with Shelley.
David Levine wants to “solarize Ghana.” Later this summer volunteers with his organization, Volunteers for International Development and Aid (VIDA), will road trip across Ghana on a 40-foot revamped school bus (SolBus) that will serve as a “mobile solar workshop.” They will install solar power in schools and clinics that might not otherwise have access to electricity. Levine joins us to explain.