December 2011: HIV/AIDS in Uganda and St. Francis Health Care Services
AIDS-related deaths in Uganda have orphaned 1.2 million children, according to UNAIDS. St. Francis Health Care Services, a clinic not far from the source of the Nile River in Uganda, is helping grandmothers care for their orphaned children. Faustine Ngarambe, St. Francis's founder and executive director, tells us about the clinic's grandmothers program.
Music this month is by Nikita Cherkasov and Evgeny Emelyanov.
November 2011: Bread's 2012 Hunger Report
U.S. food and farm policies are in need of revamping. So this month we talk with Todd Post, editor of Bread for the World Institute’s 2012 Hunger Report, about why people should care about these policies, the importance of nutrition programs, and the generosity of one particular farmer he met. The Hunger Report will be released on November 21, 2011 on www.hungerreport.org.
Music this month by Lovira.
October 2011: An Interview with the Capital Area Food Bank's Brian Banks
The Capital Area Food Bank distributes 32 million pounds of food each year, making it the largest, nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metropolitan area. Bread for the World has been working with the Capital Area Food Bank to show how direct-service organizations and advocacy organizations can work together to make a difference for hungry people. Kristen Youngblood, Bread's media relations specialist, and Brian Banks, the Food Bank's Director of Public Policy and Community Outreach, recently discussed how the face of hunger has changed and what people can do to help.
Music is by Stefano Mocini.
September 2011: September 2011: Cooking Healthy School Food
School food gets a bad rap, but the Washington, D.C., public school district is working to change that. Alisa Booze Troetschel, Bread for the World's multimedia intern, brings us the story. Music is by Lena Selyanina.
August 2011: Interview with Ched Myers
Congress passed a debt deal but we still need to protect federal programs that help vulnerable people. Breadcast recently spoke with Ched Myers about Sabbath economics. It's the concept of applying the Biblical Sabbath to modern economics so wealth is more equitably distributed. Myers is a theologian at Bartimaeus Ministries in California.
Music this month is from I Am Not Lefthanded.