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The Greek parliament is scheduled to vote on a new budget that includes new cuts to pensions, salaries of civil service workers and social benefits. Greeks have taken to the streets to protest the cuts. Then, 21st century ecotourism could transform how we travel as profoundly as past modes of transp
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Greeks fight new round of austerity cuts
The Greek parliament passed a new budget that includes new cuts to pensions, salaries of civil service workers and social benefits.
Athens ablaze as protesters try to storm parliamentViolence has erupted on the streets of Athens as a crowd of at least 80,000 gathered to protest against fresh austerity measures being vo…
People have taken to the streets in protest over the measures, which must pass in order for Greece to secure loans from international lenders.
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Endy Zemenides, executive director of the Hellenic-American Leadership Council joins us in studio to discuss the latest developments.
The origins, and future, of eco-tourism
Dr. Martha Honey is co-founder and co-director of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST). She’ll tell us about the origins, growth, and significance of ecotourism.
Martha advocates for “Responsible travel to natural areas which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of local people” and she argues that 21st century ecotourism could transform how we travel as profoundly as past modes of transportation.
South Bend’s Malawi connection
Malawi, in southeast Africa, is one of the world’s ten poorest countries. Butyou may not know that the largest concentration of Malawians living in the U.S.are in the South Bend, Indiana area.
Malawi, Africa Charity: MM Shares the Facts About HIV/AIDSMalawi Matters references facts about HIV and AIDS citing data from the UNAIDS 2008 Update.
We’ll get an update from Phyllis Wezeman, executive director and volunteer for the South Bend-based Malawi Matters. The group’s mission is to develop culturally-inspired HIV and AIDS education in Malawi. Phyllis is also author of Through the Heart: Creative Methods of HIV and AIDS Education.