Famine, Explained (VIDEO)

What three conditions trigger the United Nations to declare a "famine?"  What causes a famine? And how do you stop a famine? These questions are acute right now as the world faces an unprecedented number of people living in famine or near famine conditions. ...

Praying for Rain in Ethiopia (Video)

This video, from the Thompson Reuters Foundation, is a powerful first person account of the epic drought currently being experienced in parts of Ethiopia. For older Ethiopians, it is bringing up unsettling memories of the massive famine of the 1980s.Fr...

Shocking Global Stat of the Day

Yemen, as you know doubt know, is currently in the midst of an awful civil war. The conflict began in March last year. Thousands have been killed in the fighting and hundreds of thousands displaced. Humanitarian conditions are abysmal. Hospitals are being bomb...

Episode 78: Kenna

Kenna Zemedkun is a critically acclaimed musician and producer who's collaborated with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake. He's also a pathbreaking social entrepreneur who, as of now, is the world's first one-for-one artist. Kenna has a n...