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.
We discuss how the Taliban and mistrust of the West have contributed to an increase of treatable diseases like polio in Pakistan. And, we check in with a group that helps support child headed households in Zimbabwe through social enterprise projects.
For the second time this year the Pakistani government has suspended the license of a private television news channel. We'll find out why Amnesty International says these suspensions are 'politically motivated.'
Winnetka teenager, Sonia Shah, started the Kulsoom Foundation for Girls to build a school for girls in Pakistan. But she died in a 2012 auto accident at age 18, before the school was completed. Now Sonia's mother, Iram Shah, continues her daughter's work for the renamed Sonia Shah Foundation. We first spoke with Iram in 2013. For Global Activism, she's back for an update.
The Pakistani military is conducting a military offensive in the North of the country in efforts to dismantle the Taliban. We'll talk about the use of domestic military action in Pakistan with author and professor Aqil Shah.