Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Sheri Fink's new book, "Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital" looks at what happened in a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But Fink says she's seen the same themes, the same struggles, on her reporting all over the world.
TOMS Shoes was one of the first to pioneer the "guilt-free" consumption model. When you buy a pair of TOMS shoes, the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need. Aid watchers criticized this "band-aid" effort to fight poverty. Now TOMS is changing its style a bit.
Many in Haiti fled the country in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, in some cases leaving family members behind. Those family members were supposed to follow them to the United States in short order -- but bureaucracy and paperwork have intervened.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide testified in court today in connection with the murder investigation of journalist Jean Dominique. Correspondent Susana Ferreira in Port-au-Prince talked about Aristide's first outing since he returned to Haiti from exile.
Journalist and author Amy Wilentz speaks with Host Aaron Schachter about the legacy of former Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier, who failed to show up in court Thursday to face human rights abuse charges.
23-year-old Cécile McLorin Salvant grew into a jazz singer only by leaving the US and heading to France. The singer has since won acclaim from her peers in the jazz world. In 2010 she won the Thelonious Monk competition in Washington DC.
The Geo Quiz takes us to Haiti this time, where an unusual event is taking place. It's a combination flashmob, religious pilgrimage, and parade, called Kita Nago, but what exactly is this Kita Nago? And where is it going?