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A few things as we prepare to launch YSB Haiti's first Social Business Accelerator

Over the past few months, I have been working hard to prepare for the launch of YSB Haiti’s first social business accelerator program. We opened our call for applications at the end of April and received almost 300 interested candidates. 300 more words

Haiti

Senator Dick Durbin on the Greek Financial Crisis, Haiti, and the Illinois Budget

Senator Dick Durbin joined the show this morning to discuss how the “poorest country this side of the Earth” has recovered, and not recovered, after the Haitian Earthquake that was five years ago. 54 more words

Steve Cochran

Mothers + Midwives in Haiti

Earlier this spring, we were asked if we were interested in flying down to Haiti to film and photograph the work of MamaBaby Haiti, a midwife clinic in Haiti’s second-most populous city, Cap Haitien. 381 more words

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Review: All Over But The Shoutin' by Rick Bragg

This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. 394 more words

Book Reviews

2 Adventures--1 Car, 2 Motos, and 6 Taptaps

1 Car

For the first adventure, we took a friend’s car to go to Croix-des-Bouquets where people’s occupation is creating art out of trash. As you drive up to the community, the sound of metal clanging echoes through out the air. 1,021 more words

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Author Stephanie Fleary Talks “Haitian Cleansing” In Dominican Republic


Jacque Reid talks about the citizenship of Dominicans of Haitian descent being removed from the Dominican Republic and the government’s decision to “ethnically clean” the country.   76 more words

Tom Joyner