Human Rights in Iran; Prison; Poverty and Health

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On Feb 18 and 20, 2014, Unlock Iran and Inside Out Group Action, posted the photos of 13 Iranian “prisoners of rights” across from the United Nations Headquarters and in Tompkins Square Park

On today’s show: we’ll talk to the former head of Iran’s largest student organization, who fled the country after being held in solitary confinement for 100 days. Filmmaker Timothy Skousen on the program at Sing Sing prison that has allowed inmates to earn a college degree. He’s joined by one of the program’s founders. Our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America examines the effects poverty has on health and mental health. And food writer Michael Ruhlman tells us about his new cookbook devoted to eggs.