Nearly one in 10 Americans living with HIV live in New York, where an ambitious plan aims to cut new infections and HIV-related deaths. But it has serious challenges, including keeping people on their meds, and stopping the spread among IV drug users. William Brangham reports with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in the third installment of our “The End of AIDS?” series.
In this June 28, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at Alumisource, a metals recycling facility in Monessen, Pa.(Keith Srakocic/AP)
Jul 6, 2016
We see a whole lot of problems falling out of the Brexit vote. A lot of people roll their eyes at the language of a Trump rally. But my guest today, global development veteran Jeffrey Sachs says pay attention. He’s not against globalization, he says. But the way we’ve done it is not working, he says. Too much border chaos. Too much profit to the top. Too little elite attention to very real problems. This hour On Point, Jeffrey Sachs on owning up to the problems of globalization as we’ve done it. — Tom Ashbrook
Jeffrey Sachs, professor of economics and sustainable development at Columbia University. Former director of the Earth Institute. Special advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Kin-moon. (@jeffdsachs)
Boston Gobe: Brexit is a symptom of globalization’s deeper ills — “Brexit is part of a deep trend in the United States and Europe: a rejection by roughly half of the population of globalization as currently implemented. Almost every country in Europe now has a rising populist, anti-immigrant party, while the United States has Donald Trump. Yes, there are differences in the various movements, parties, and personalities, but the similarities are also unmistakable.”
The Guardian: Brexit is a rejection of globalisation — “In the age of globalisation, the idea was that a more integrated Europe would collectively serve as the bulwark that nation states could no longer provide. Britain, France, Germany or Italy could not individually resist the power of trans-national capital, but the EU potentially could. The way forward was clear. Move on from a single market to a single currency, a single banking system, a single budget and eventually a single political entity.”
“For decades, financial and political leaders have preached the inevitability of globalization, promising nations that by sacrificing some of their sovereignty and dropping national barriers they could reap far greater rewards through economic integration and cooperation. And that turned out to be largely true.”
Theresa May becomes Britain’s new Prime Minister. We’ll look at the challenges and what the UK does next.
Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May waves to the media as she leaves after attending a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street. May will become Britain’s new Prime Minister on Wednesday. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
A big handoff today at 10 Downing Street in London, seat of Britain’s Prime Minister. Conservative David Cameron, out. Conservative Theresa May, in. They both opposed the Brexit, taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union. Theresa May will have to implement it. A preacher’s daughter, like Angela Merkel. She’s been a hawk on immigration. Steely with Brussels. But now everything is on the line. This hour On Point, Britain’s new PM, and delivering on the Brexit. — Tom Ashbrook
Anand Menon, professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King’s College, London, where he also director of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative. (@anandmenon1)
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The Guardian: Theresa May nursed ambition to be Britain’s first female PM — “Theresa May had wanted to be Britain’s first female prime minister and was annoyed when Margaret Thatcher beat her to it, one of her oldest friends has recalled. Pat Frankland, who has known May since they enrolled together at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, in 1974, said May made no secret of her desire to reach the top even as a teenager.”
The Economist: Theresa May will be Britain’s next prime minister — “What do we know of the woman who will soon move into 10 Downing Street? Her long (six years) spell as home secretary, a job known as a graveyard of careers, has given her a reputation for being inscrutable, competent and—in some respects—authoritarian. She is a hawk on immigration. On the other hand, she was warning her party of its ‘nasty’ reputation, three years before Mr Cameron became leader and set about trying to modernise it. She was instrumental to the legalisation of gay marriage three years ago and was on the Remain side of Britain’s EU referendum campaign, albeit keeping mostly quiet about it.”
Today, we’re going to extreme ends of climate change debate… and action. While most of us are still comfortable sitting in the center – perhaps accepting the science, but not doing much about it – there are some organizations and individuals who are willing to jump off a bridge to convince us of the peril we face. And there are others who are using misinformation and deception to try to sow doubt in our minds about whether there is any problem at all.
Tim DeChristopher, as Bidder 70, disrupted an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction in December of 2008, by outbidding oil companies for parcels around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah. His actions and 21 month imprisonment earned him a national and international media presence, which he has used as a platform to spread the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for bold, confrontational action in order to create a just and healthy world. Tim used his prosecution as an opportunity to organize the climate justice organization Peaceful Uprising in Salt Lake City. He continues the work to defend a livable future.
July 14, 2016 Forty-two million Americans owe $1.3 trillion in student debt. We’ll look at who made money on all that debt.
In this April 28, 2015 file photo, students wait outside Everest College in Industry, Calif., hoping to get their transcripts and information on loan forgiveness and transferring credits to other schools. (Christine Armario/AP)
Americans did not always come out of college with crushing debt. Now, many do. Student loan borrowers have doubled in the last 10 years to 42 million people. And student loan debt has exploded from $240 billion to $1.3 trillion. Borrowers talk about “debt slavery.” But a lot of money has been made on that debt. A new investigative report asks: “Who got rich off the student debt crisis?” This hour On Point, the story behind America’s ocean of student debt. — Tom Ashbrook
Lorraine Dearden, director of the education sector at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Professor of economics and social statistics and director of quantitative social science at University College, London. (@lorrainedearden)
June 24, 2016 Big global voices on the Brexit and how it impact global markets, world politics and more.
Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, celebrates and poses for photographers as he leaves a “Leave.EU” organization party for the British European Union membership referendum. (Matt Dunham/AP)
And so, it’s done. The UK has voted to leave the E.U. Britain and the European Union, will part ways after decades together. The E.U., with Britain in it, was to be the future. Now, the E.U. as we’ve known it is headed for the past. And the questions raised are legion. For Britain, Europe, the United States, the West. This hour On Point, Steven Erlanger of the New York Times, Lionel Barber of the Financial Times, and Germany’s Josef Joffe of Die Zeit on the meaning of Britain’s exit. — Tom Ashbrook
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