Social Justice

The Takeaway

Healing Society, One Latte at a Time?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Corporations are increasingly taking on social justice causes. The Takeaway explores socially conscious business campaigns that work, and the ones that go horribly wrong.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Helping the Exonerated Cope After Release

Monday, March 03, 2014

Unlike parolees, there’s no help available for people falsely convicted of crimes as they make the transition out of prison. As one former inmate says, "You’re released with nothing."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Has Jeffrey Sachs Actually Helped Ease Poverty?

Monday, September 30, 2013

Nina Munk, contributing editor at Vanity Fair and the author of The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty (Doubleday, 2013), explores the success and failure of Jeffrey Sachs' efforts to find "the end of poverty" through his Millenium Villages Project in Africa.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

Monday, May 20, 2013

Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, discusses working in Haiti, health and human rights, and his role as a voice for global health equity and social justice. His new book, To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation, is a collection of speeches about the encouraging ways to improve the lives of the billions of people around the world without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rights.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Nuns and Social Justice

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Sister Simone Campbell, the Executive Director of Network, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, talks about being a progressive voice in the Catholic community, this summer’s nine-state Nuns on the Bus tour, and what the Vatican’s recent rebuke of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious means for the mission of nuns in this country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rebel in the City

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

David Harvey, leading social theorist, Distinguished Professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and author of Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, discusses how cities are at the center of both capital and class struggles--and asks how cities might be reorganized to be more just.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

All Together Now

Monday, June 06, 2011

Appalachian-born founder and executive director of Spirit in Action, a social justice, movement-building organization, and the author of Collective Visioning: How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future, Linda Stout shares her expertise with working across religious, racial, religious, political and economic lines.

Event: Linda will be reading at the Bluestockings Bookstore, June 6th at 7:00 PM.  

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Girls Like Us

Monday, April 11, 2011

Rachel Lloyd talks about founding the nonprofit organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services), which helps teenage girls who’ve worked in the sex industry, and talks about her mission to help sexually exploited girls. In her memoir Girls Like Us she reveals the dark parts of her own past and explains the factors—including addiction, abuse, and poverty—that make young women vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Life of Jane Addams

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Louise W. Knight talks about America's most admired and most hated woman: Jane Addams, a leading statesperson in an era when it was rare for women to have that role. Jane Addams: Spirit in Action shows Addams's boldness, creativity, and tenacity as she sought ways to put democratic ideals into action.

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