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

How did organic food become a million dollar endeavor in the Egyptian desert?

Can for profit companies serve developing countries?

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August 23, 2015

Go inside a Millennium Village, a UN effort developed by Jeffrey Sachs to intervene in a number of areas of need (agriculture, health, education, infrastructure) in one concentrated effort, and see their Telemedicine operation, which brings medical assistance to people...

June 25, 2015

The Millennium Villages Project seeks to meet the multi-faceted problem of poverty with a multi-faceted answer that meets goals relating to education, health, agriculture, community, and beyond.

A collaborative effort of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and...

May 31, 2015

Join us as we examine a major issue facing persons from all walks of life that is often hidden from sight. We talk to wage theft victims about how it affects them, their families and their communities. We discuss the ethics of employers not paying workersproperly or at...

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...

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