December 2009: Best of Breadcast
Revisit the most popular stories and music of 2009 in the year-end edition of Breadcast.
We feature a story on land ownership with interviews from Nicaragua and Habitat for Humanity and a sit down with former Bread policy analyst, Charles Uphaus (now at USAID).
AND... Music from Kimya Dawson (featured in the film JUNO), The Watoto Children's Choir from Uganda, and Palestinian musician Bashir Taha.
November 2009: How to Feed Nine Billion
Ambassador Tony Hall talks about what he saw and heard at a United Nations High-Level Expert Forum on How to Feed the World in 2050 in Rome last month.
Dustin Miller of The Harvest Initiative tells us how this innovative non-profit group facilitates economic activity and financial literacy on the Crow Creek Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
AND... Music from the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia.
October 2009: G-20 Roundup Report
Bread for the World hosts a Faith Leaders Summit on the eve of the recent G-20 Summit, reminding world leaders that a global economic recovery must be measured by how many of the world's poor are able to lift themselves out of poverty.
Professor John Mellor, agricultural economist and hunger expert makes a case for foreign aid reform.
AND... Music from contemporary Christian recording artist, Kurtis Sparks.
September 2009: Development as Diplomacy
Peter Howard, Food for the Hungry's (FH) Director of Public Policy, describes the effectiveness of development as a diplomatic tool and the importance of long-term community investments.
Howard directed FH's relief response in Aceh, Indonesia, following the 2004 tsunami that killed 227,000 people.
Erin Kolodjeski talks about the campaign to reform foreign aid as Congress returns from recess. Also, music by Kimya Dawson.
August 2009: I'm Just a Bill ...
Art Simon tells the amazing story of how God uses ordinary people to make extraordinary differences in the lives of hungry people.
Diana Ohlbaum explains how recent legislation makes poverty reduction a U.S. foreign policy priority. Ohlbaum, a senior staffer for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, reflects on the impact of handwritten letters in building support for foreign aid reform.
AND... Music from the Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda.