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Alleviating World Poverty
Last Featured: 10/16/2006

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Half the world--nearly three billion people--live on less than two dollars a day. One billion children--one half of the world's children--live in poverty. Over 10 million children died in 2003 before they reached the age of five. Hundreds of millions of people live without adequate shelter and no access to safe water or health services. Join us on this edition of Justice Talking as we look at the host of U.S. policies aimed at alleviating poverty, from international aid to food programs.

Interview with an Economist
Host Margot Adler talks with an economist about the causes of global poverty.

Stephen Smith is the author of Ending Global Poverty: A Guide to What Works. He is also a professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University.

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Interview with an Anti-Poverty Advocate

Cate Ambrose is the chief of advocacy and external relations for the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor.

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Debate on the Issue
Economist William Easterly and Nora Lustig of the United Nations Development Programme debate the most effective strategies to fight global poverty.

William Easterly is the author of The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. He is also a professor of economics at New York University, joint with Africa House, and co-director of NYU’s Development Research Institute. He is also a non-resident fellow of the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC.

Nora Lustig is director of the Poverty Group in the Bureau of Development Policy at the United Nations Development Programme. She also co-directed the World Bank’s World Development Report 2000/2001 "Attacking Poverty."

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Report from South Africa
Reporter Sonya Varma takes us to the village of Puleng, South Africa, where a group of local women have transformed their lives through peanut butter.

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Interview with a Trade Expert
Host Margot Adler talks with a trade expert about the collapse of the Doha round trade talks earlier this year and the potential of global trade as a poverty-fighting tool.

Kimberly Ann Elliott is a senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development. Her most recent book is Delivering on Doha: Farm Trade and the Poor.

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Interview with a Sociologist
Host Margot Adler speaks with a sociologist about the fair trade industry and its impact on world poverty.

Laura Raynolds is co-director of the Center for Fair and Alternative Trade Studies and a professor of sociology at Colorado State University. Her edited book "Fair Trade: The Challenges of Transforming Globalization" is due out in 2007.

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Celebrities and Philanthropy
Host Margot Adler talks with newspaper editor Stacy Palmer about the effect of star power on charitable causes.

Stacy Palmer is the editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a newspaper that tracks charities and nonprofit organizations.

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