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How can Women be empowered to bring HIV down in east Africa?

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April 12, 2015

Visit an Oakland-based Benefit Corporation who gives their profits back to charities chosen by their customers. Meet the charities and Benefit Corporations they work with, and see how for-profit philanthropy is improving lives in their community.

March 29, 2015

We look at how centuries-old agreements are still heavily influential today, in both a legal battle in Minnesota between the state government and the Ojibwe tribe and the lives of Ojibwe tribal members living on the White Earth reservation.

March 29, 2015

We look at the strengths and weaknesses of microlending both as an idea and a tool for poverty alleviation, talking with experts in the field (including Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus), and showing how it's being combined with other poverty alleviation efforts...

February 15, 2015

Go to Tanzania to see how health care and education are being used to deal with major illnesses in rural communities. We discuss the importance of how businesses and NGOs do work while looking at a leper colony and a project using communication to preventmalaria. Does...

February 8, 2015

Cottage Industries are used to help bring people out of poverty by creating the means for the poor to sustain themselves. Go inside the next step in poverty alleviation, and see how it's helping people bring themselves out of extreme poverty in rural Bangladesh.

February 1, 2015

Can one person make a difference? Follow two married American entrepreneurs who are doing just that in Ghana, with wells, pineapples, and a school for the deaf, and look at how outsiders can positively affect change in a foreign country.

January 25, 2015

'Fresh Start' is a corrections program in Berrien County jail that aims to break the cycle of offending that its enrollees, and many current and former inmates, face. See how the program teaches the inmates how to face their actions, as we talk to 'Fresh Start's partic...

January 18, 2015

Follow us to a Chicago food desert to shop for a family of four, and talk with a doctor who grew up in the neighborhood about what shopping was like for her family growing up. We also visit with food assistance programs (including the Chicago Food Depository) to see ho...

January 11, 2015

James, a Vietnam War veteran/former gang member/alcoholic with 20+ years sober, participates in a variety of welfare programs, and spends his days helping and giving back to those in need. See welfare and philanthropy through his eyes, as we discuss their effects on bo...

January 2, 2015

Can an inadequate system of care be positively affected through disruptive approaches? We travel to Haiti, a country with a history of natural disasters, to visit with leaders who are affecting change from the inside out through new models for education and leadership.

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