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February 2009: Civil Rights Pioneer Looks Back

An icon of the Civil Rights Movement, the Rev. Walter Fauntroy, speaks with Bishop Don diXon Williams in the February edition of Breadcast. Fauntroy, 75, reflects on a half-century of service as civil rights leader and pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, DC. In 1960, Martin Luther King chose Fauntroy to head the Washington office of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. // ALSO... music from Jeff Adams.

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January 2009: Fixing Foreign Assistance

Senior Policy Analyst Charles Uphaus assesses the effectiveness of U.S. foreign aid in helping end global poverty // Hear music from Wild Fictions and Stephanie Modder // AND... preview upcoming stories from the field: local groups in Nicaragua employ innovative strategies to address hunger and poverty in their communities.

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December 2008: Year-End Review

Enjoy highlights from this year’s Breadcast // President David Beckmann looks back on 2008 // Senior Writer Kimberly Burge reflects on her travels in Zambia, where life expectancy is just 38 years // What do you think the U.S. spends on foreign assistance? Answers from around the world // AND... music by Danielson, Opiyo Bilongo & Extra Golden, Evensong Rising, and Zehnder.

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November 2008: In the Footsteps of Derick

Follow Hunger Justice Leader Derick Dailey from Little Rock, AR as he meets with legislators on Capitol Hill // Bread staffer Shawnda Hines gives us pointers on how to write an effective Letter to the Editor // Hear music from the band Zehnder.

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October 2008: Burying, Instead of Farming

Listen to the report of Bread staffers who recently visited development projects in Kenya and Ethiopia. To buy a pair of shoes, a relatively well-paid Ethiopian will have to forego breakfast for a month. In some areas, villagers spend a lot of time burying their children instead of farming // And we say a fond farewell to long-time Bread staffer, Kathleen O’Toole, who leaves us reciting one of her poems.

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