Daily Archives: August 4, 2014

Empire – Extended interview: Jennifer Cooke


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 4, 2014

Marwan Bishara speaks to Jennifer Cooke about the foreign military involvement and investment in Africa.

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U.S.-Africa summit resets focus on burgeoning markets


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 4, 2014

As the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit kicks off at the White House, the Obama administration hopes to begin catching up to China, the biggest trading partner of a continent that boasts many of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York, and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker join Judy Woodruff to discuss Africa’s economic promise and challenges.

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Nutrient pollution creates fertile ground for algae blooms


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 4, 2014

In Toledo, Ohio, Mayor Michael Collins ended a three-day ban on public water due to high toxin levels, likely caused by a massive algae bloom on Lake Erie. This year’s algae build-up came earlier than usual and officials warn it won’t be the last. Gwen Ifill talks to Marlene Harris-Taylor of The Toledo Blade and Anna Michalak of the Carnegie Institution for Science about the contamination.

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How human rights factor into African economic advancement


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 4, 2014

Will the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit offer opportunities for change beyond trade? Judy Woodruff talks to Nicole Lee, former president of policy organization TransAfrica, about the human rights issues that will affect the ability of some countries to grow and become more prosperous.

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Keeping safe in Ebola territory


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 4, 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 887 people, and sickened more than 1,600. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Stern, reporting from Guinea for Vanity Fair, about the conditions in the village where the outbreak originated, how the international community has come together to fight the illness and how he is protecting himself during his reporting.

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Anti-Hunger Advocates Say New York Facing Crisis


VOAvideo

Published on Aug 4, 2014

According to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, nearly one in five residents is “food insecure.” Bernard Shusman has more.

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The Four Stages of Learning


thomhartmann

Published on Aug 4, 2014

Thom Hartmann discusses the four stages of learning with a caller.

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