Tag Archive: poverty

Q&A: Connie Rice – author, Power Concedes Nothing

  Originally Aired:  04/01/12 Too often problems are not solved, solutions are not found or implemented, and money, lives and moments of opportunity are wasted. CONNIE RICE has taken on school and bus systems, Death Row, the states of Mississippi and California, and the LAPD – and won. Not just in court but also on…

Free Forum Q&A- HAZEL HENDERSON, Ethical Markets Can We Still Solve Big Problems?-Part2

      Aired: 1/26/14 As we begin a new year, let’s look at where we are in the big picture. What are the most critical issues facing the US and the world? How do you see things moving in those areas? How are things getting worse or better? What should we be keeping our…

Free Forum Q&A – DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN, Author of The Bully Pulpit Roosevelt vs Robber Barons

   Aired: 11/17/13 The gap between rich and poor is huge and growing…legislative stalemate paralyzes the country…corporations fight federal regulations…the influence of money in politics is greater than ever…new inventions speed the pace of daily life. Sound familiar? Those headlines from the early 1900s set the scene for Doris Kearns Goodwin’s new book The Bully…

Q&A: LESTER BROWN – FULL PLANET, EMPTY PLATES

  Aired: 12/23/12 Recorded: 10/17/12 When gas prices were at or near record highs a few months ago in the US, that got people’s attention. What about food prices? Have you noticed them rising? Are you making different choices in the supermarket? If not, it might be because of two things. One, in America so…

Q&A: Occupy Wall Street/Occupy LA

    Aired 10/09/11 Politics and the media have for the most part shown themselves impotent, indifferent, or in cahoots when it comes to confronting and rolling back the takeover of the United States by the super-rich and the super-corporations. Since the days of Clinton, we’ve been reminding ourselves of the words of FDR to…

Q&A: ESTHER DUFLO, Professor of Economics at MIT

Aired 04/24/11

ESTHER DUFLO, a Professor of Economics at MIT, has received numerous honors including a John Bates Clark Medal for the best American economist under 40 in 2010, a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship in 2009. She was recognized as one of the b…

Q&A: VANDANA SHIVA, Physicist, Ecologist, Activist, Editor, & Author

Aired 12/26/10

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, and author of many books. In India she has established Navdanya, a movement for biodiversity conservation and farmers` rights. She directs the Research Foundation for Scienc…

Q&A: NICHOLAS KRISTOF, NY Times Columnist and Author

Aired 11/22/09

NICHOLAS KRISTOF, oped columnist at the New York Times, and author with his wife, former Times editor Sheryl WuDunn, of HALF THE SKY: From Oppression to Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”

Kristof grew up on a sheep and cherry farm near …

Q&A: PHILLIPE DIAZ – Writer and Documentary Director

Aired 11/22/09

PHILLIPE DIAZ is writer director of a new documentary THE END OF POVERTY that exposes the roots of the south’s poverty first in colonialism and then in the policies of the World Bank, IMF and the WTO.

The film features: Nobel prize …

Q&A: LESTER BROWN, Founder of Worldwatch and Earth Policy Institute

Aired 10/20/09

In Lester Brown’s new book, PLAN B 4.0: MOBILIZING TO SAVE CIVILIZATION, Brown lays out the symptoms, the diagnosis, and the cure. He estimates that we could solve all the world’s greatest problems for $200 billion a year – less than ha…