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Monday, March 20, 2006

On today's show, an economics professor argues that not only have the West’s efforts to aid the developing world failed…they’ve actually done real damage. Then, we'll hear about a landmark court case involving the legal rights of Native Americans. Plus, a loving profile of Naples. And the son of an abortion provider tries to understand the death threats made against his father.

What's Behind Global Poverty?

In The White Man's Burden, economics professor William Easterly explains why, after fifty years and more than $2.3 trillion in aid from the West, so much of the world is still plagued by poverty.

Events: William Easterly will be speaking
Tuesday, March 21 at 4:30 pm
NYU’s Africa House in ...


Standing Bear Is A Person

In Standing Bear Is A Person, Stephen Dando-Collins investigates the landmark court case in which a Native American named Standing Bear fought for the legal right to be recognized as a human being.


A Romance of Naples

Dan Hofstadter shares his love affair with Naples…the volcanic city that’s credited with inventing Falling Palace.


Absolute Convictions

In the mid 1990s, six abortion doctors and clinic workers were murdered in America. In Absolute Convictions, Eyal Press, the son of an abortion provider in Buffalo, NY, explains why his father decided to keep his practice open after a colleague was shot...even after he received a message that he ...


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