The UN raised Palestine's flag at its headquarters this week. Palestinian Authority (PA) President, Mahmoud Abbas, addressed the UN General Assembly and declared that the PA would no longer stand by agreements, such as the 1993 Oslo Peace accords. We’ll talk about the troubled Middle East Peace process with Dr. Manuel Hassassian, PA envoy to the United Kingdom and Roey Gilad, consul general of Israel to the Midwest.
A comic book is a surprising source for the anti-extremist debate in Pakistan, Obama speaks at the UN, and we discuss solutions to India's lack of plumbing. Also, we learn about penicillin on the anniversary of it's creation.
The Greek prime minister met with the country’s Eurozone creditors in Brussels Wednesday and through the night to try and negotiate the terms of a final loan agreement for its international bailout. We discuss the international politics at play as Greece appears to move toward a final debt agreement.
One-third of the world's visually-impaired people are in India, according to the World Health Organization. Manu Vora is founder of Blind Foundation for India. We first spoke with him in 2008. For our Global Activism segment, Manu is back to update us on BFI’s work to provide aid and support to the tens of millions of India’s blind and visually impaired.