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Ending Global Poverty
For decades, individuals, groups, even governments have worked to end hunger around the globe. Now, the convergence of political wills, public and private partnerships and new avenues of funding mean this ambition, for the first time in human history, is truly possible. On this episode, "Full Frame" talks with those who want to see change in the world and are taking innovative and new approaches in the fight to eradicate global poverty.
The World Bank estimates, in 2012, more than 12% of the world’s population lived in “extreme global poverty,” meaning they lived on less than $1.90 a day. But there is hope this percentage will drop to zero within a generation.
Eugene Cho is leading a grassroots movement to help tackle this global problem while also supporting sustainable development and emergency relief, worldwide. He’s the founder of the nonprofit organization, One Day’s Wages. For a year, Cho and his family challenged themselves to sacrifice a year of their income to help inspire others to join the movement to end extreme global poverty. One Day’s Wages encourages others to simply donate one day of their wages to the less fortunate living in areas like Sub‐Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
The organization has engaged in nearly 90 projects in more than 30 countries around the world and has raised more than $3.5 million in donations since 2009.
Eugene Cho joins May Lee in theLos Angeles studio to tell us more about his work to end extreme global poverty.
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In this tech-driven world, some say human connections are a dying art. But, perhaps, if we adapt, grow and change with the times, human connections can become even stronger. On this episode, we talk with some of the world’s brightest minds to discuss the importance of coming together and how human connections make a difference.
Sustainability is shaping trends all across the globe, from agriculture and fashion to architecture and gourmet dining. On this episode, we take a look at the tastiest, chicest and coolest innovations in sustainability.
A barrier is something that can keep people apart. It can prevent communication or even progress in one's life, but breaking barriers is often where growth happens. On this episode, "Full Frame" meets with those who are breaking barriers and taboos in the world of arts and culture, from embracing creative expression new to their society or building awareness around issues people just don't want to talk about.
Never underestimate the power of dance, when the body, mind and spirit interconnect. That power can often ignite the flame of life-changing inspiration. Whether modern, jazz, ballet or tap, dance is a universal language.
Carrie Ann Inaba is a dancer, producer, philanthropist and pioneer. She was one of the first Asian-Americans to perform contemporary dance on television in the U.S. She’s been wowing audiences for nearly three decades. In addition, this award-winning TV host has choreographed and appeared in numerous feature films for the big screen too.
The human brain weighs a little more than a kilogram and we use it every moment of every day. Yet, so much about our brain remains a mystery. This week on "Full Frame," we’ll meet some of the field’s top researchers who are unlocking the power of the brain.
As the famous song says “Children are our future.” But many of this generation’s youth are now taking the future into their own hands.
This week on "Full Frame," meet young people who are making an impact in their own communities and changing the lives of other children half way across the globe, like Leroy Mwasaru from Nairobi. He joins Mike Walter in the Los Angeles studio to discuss his design for a Human Waste Bioreactor that’s powered by students’ own human waste. It has potential to be a huge economic, political, and environmental game changer.
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