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WILL - Focus - July 31, 2012

The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change

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Most of Africa’s farmers are so poor they can’t grow enough to feed their families year round. In January of 2011 a group of Kenyan farmers decided to take a chance--joining the One Acre Fund, a social enterprise set up to help some of Africa’s most neglected people. The hope was that they could feed their families for the year, and have a bit left over to sell.  Roger Thurow brings us the story of a farm community on the brink of change, the subject of his book "The Last Hunger Season."

This is a repeat broadcast from Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 11 am





WILL - Focus - July 30, 2012

Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

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(Duration: 51:03)

Eric Klinenberg, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Media, Culture, and Communications, New York University; editor of the journal Public Culture.

This is a repeat broadcast from Thursday, March 08, 2012, 10 am






WILL - Focus - July 25, 2012

The Social Conquest of Earth

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(Duration: 55:01)

How do we explain the willingness of one person to sacrifice for another? People will put the interests of family ahead of their own. But biologist Edward O. Wilson says more important in human development has been the advancement of the group, even those members who don’t share our genes. E. O. Wilson talks about his new book "The Social Conquest of Earth." The book explores the biological roots of human culture.

This is a repeat broadcast from Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 11 am


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