Invisible By Poverty and Invisible By Profession

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Kayayo girls in Ghana live in communal settings that require the least amount of rent, often near or on top of the city dump. (© Renée C. Byer)

On today’s show: As the Supreme Court winds up its term this month, liberal legal scholar Laurence Tribe talks about whether the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of the Constitution. The doctor who helped save Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ life talks about his interesting road to becoming a leading trauma surgeon. Thomas Nazario describes what everyday life is like for the world’s poorest people. Plus, a look at fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters and other important professionals who are often invisible and anonymous.

The Lasting Impact of the Roberts Court and the Changing Interpretations of the Constitution

Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe looks at how the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution and examines the court’s recent rulings.

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Tales from a Trauma Surgeon: From War Zones to Inner City America, to Saving the Life of Gabby Giffords

The doctor credited with saving Congresswoman Gabby Giffords’ life in 2011 talks about working as a surgeon in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as in inner-city LA and Washington, DC.


The One Billion Who Live on a Dollar a Day

What it's like to be among the poorest of the poor.

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The Hidden Structural Engineers Who Keep Our Buildings Up, and Other Invisible Professionals

Fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters, structural engineers. In an age of constant self-promotion, anonymous work remains integral to public successes.


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