Coming up this week, education equality – it's a long ways off... plus teaching children to think by teaching them language.
Part of the United Nations' Millenium Development Goals called for the elimination of gender inequality in all levels of education by 2015. That's not a goal that's going to be met. But representatives of Education International were in NY in late March to encourage the UN to continue to keep pushing.
We're living in what's been called the Age of Memoir. The public has a hunger for real stories – whether they're on television, on the radio (consider the huge popularity of The Moth Radio Hour) or in literature.
Heroic women, tragic stories and lessons for today. History knows them as the Angels of Bataan but they can help us understand today's returning vets.
When Pearl Harbor was attacked in World War II, a group of nurses who never expected to be on the front lines found themselves in a combat zone – and taken prisoner. They faced impossible working conditions, constant fear and starvation. The experience would haunt them the rest of their lives...and helps us better understand the issues faced by today's returning veterans.