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July 2009: Journalist Sees New Hope

Listen to veteran Wall Street Journal reporter Roger Thurow talk about his new book, Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, and the gathering momentum behind the movement to end hunger.

“My soul wouldn’t rest unless I did a book [on hunger],” said Thurow when asked why he and Scott Kilman wrote Enough.

Also, Bread Staffer Kimberly Burge reads an essay about her experience visiting the La Chureca dump in Managua, Nicaragua.

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June 2009: Travel Brings Hunger Home

Listen to a conversation with David Beckmann and travel writer Rick Steves about the connections between hunger in the U.S. and abroad. "Travelers know hunger across the sea is every bit as tragic as hunger across the street," says Steves. // Did you know? One in five people in the world live on less than $1.25. Bread staffer Shawnda Hines offers some startling facts about hunger. // Also, hear music from singer-songwriter Kimberlee.

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May 2009: Foreign Aid Made Simple

Reforming U.S. foreign aid can be really confusing and complex. It’s a good thing we have our own expert, Charles Uphaus, foreign assistance policy analyst at the Bread for the World Institute. He explains the pros and cons of our current U.S. foreign assistance policy.

Then we follow Derick Dailey on his first ever lobbying visits on Capitol Hill. We also have exciting news about the Initiating Foreign Assistance Reform Act of 2009. Also... Breadcast ends with music from Middle Eastern musician Bashir Taha.  

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April 2009: A Place to Live

What comes first in development? In this month’s Breadcast, Habitat for Humanity's Chris Vincent points out that often, before poor people can take steps to improve their health or educate their children, they need adequate housing—buildings that provide sufficient shelter. Worldwide, 1.6 billion people live without adequate shelter, and nearly as many are constantly struggling to stay on the land where they live // AND... Bread staffers interview Nicaraguan farmer Pedro Granada, whose experience offers a glimpse of how effective land programs can help poor people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.

Learn more: Habitat for Humanity's 2008 Shelter Report explains how insecure tenure—the lack of a title to one’s home or land—is a major cause of poverty housing. 

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March 2009: Notes from Nicaragua

Dámaris Albuquerque is the first woman to head CEPAD, a Nicaraguan non-profit organization, based in Managua. She discusses her organization's holistic approach to community development in the March edition of Breadcast // ALSO... music from Radio CEPAD (singer Mireya Ramirez) and the Nicaraguan musician, Carla.

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