Today marks the 1,000 day sprint to the finish of the Millenium Development Goals. I caught up with the economist Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute at Columbia University who was one of the intellectual fathers of the MDGs and a key UN adviser on development issues. We discuss why some goals were reached, and some may not be.
North Korea has grabbed the media's attention this week with a series of increasingly provocative statements and moves. I caught up with Ambassador Chris Hill, formerly the lead US negotiator on North Korea and currently Dean of the Korbell School at the University of Denver to find out what is behind these latest bluster.
I speak with Louisa Lombard, the Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography, University of California at Berkeley who explains the roots of this conflict and what the international community can do to help mitigate this crisis.