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Melinda Gates on her foundation's work and the need to 'lift up women' worldwide
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produced by Public Broadcasting Service; interview by Judy Woodruff, 1946- (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2019), 7 mins
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the world's largest private philanthropic organization, with an endowment of $50 billion. Melinda Gates plays a huge role in shaping its work, and her new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, chronicles some of the inspiring men and women she ha...
produced by Public Broadcasting Service; interview by Judy Woodruff, 1946- (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions, 2019), 7 mins
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PBS NewsHour, Aug 23, 2019, A Scientific Approach To Evaluating Global Anti-Poverty Programs
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produced by NewsHour Productions, in PBS NewsHour, Aug 23, 2019 (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions LLC, 2019), 8 mins
In Ethiopia, over a quarter of the population survives on less than two dollars a day. International organizations and foreign governments provide funds to address the rampant poverty in this country and others, but little data is available to assess the effectiveness of such programs. Special correspondent Fr...
produced by NewsHour Productions, in PBS NewsHour, Aug 23, 2019 (Arlington, VA: NewsHour Productions LLC, 2019), 8 mins
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Frontline, Season 36, Episode 16, Left Behind America
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directed by Shimon Dotan, 1949-; produced by Shimon Dotan, 1949-, Nancy Guerin, fl. 2011, Paul Cadieux, fl. 1985-2014 and Netaya Anbar, fl. 1986, Middle America Productions, in Frontline, Season 36, Episode 16 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
In the decade since the Great Recession, many American cities and towns have bounced back. But for some small and mid-size cities that were once hubs for innovation and manufacturing, economic recovery has remained elusive. FRONTLINE and ProPublica ask why - and present an in-depth look at one such city, Dayton, O...
directed by Shimon Dotan, 1949-; produced by Shimon Dotan, 1949-, Nancy Guerin, fl. 2011, Paul Cadieux, fl. 1985-2014 and Netaya Anbar, fl. 1986, Middle America Productions, in Frontline, Season 36, Episode 16 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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Great Big Story, Be The Generation to Take Action for Education
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produced by Great Big Story, in Great Big Story (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2018), 3 mins
Each year, over one-fifth of Bangladesh suffers from flooding. And when water overtakes already struggling roads, much of life is put on hold—including kids’ education. But if children can’t travel to the classroom, architect and entrepreneur Mohammed Rezwan thought, why not have it travel to them? Welcome a...
produced by Great Big Story, in Great Big Story (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2018), 3 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 1, Riders for Health
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directed by Ashley Morris; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Ashley Morris, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 1 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
In rural Africa, poor transport costs lives. Riders for Health is changing all this. But can they now set up a new medical transport network in rural Zambia in just six months? Can they meet Alvin Hall’s challenge to import motorcycles, train riders and clear all the political, legal and business hurdles? Alvin...
directed by Ashley Morris; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Ashley Morris, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 1 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 2, Water Management
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directed by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 2 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
In India, water management is a very big issue and one Social Entrepreneur is doing an amazing job of helping farmers to do this. In India, farmers struggle to grow their crops during the long dry months. The company, IDEI, tries to help by making affordable irrigation products that feed plants a drop of water at...
directed by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 2 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 5, Partners in Health
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directed by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 5 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
Partners In Health believes helping these patients means dealing with their social problems as well as providing drug therapy. In this episode of Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Alvin Hall comes face to face with what it’s like to be poor and HIV positive in Africa. Can he help PIH come up with a business bluepri...
directed by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Cassie Farrell, fl. 2008, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 5 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 6, Friends International
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directed by Amanda Burrell; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Beth Jones, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 6 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
Thousands of children live on the streets of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Friends International provides education, vocational training and work experience in their restaurants and shops so children can earn their way off the streets for good. Alvin Hall advises them how to boost their income, to help even m...
directed by Amanda Burrell; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Beth Jones, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 6 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 7, Educating Girls
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directed by Ashley Morris; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Ashley Morris, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 7 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins

Across Africa, millions of girls are denied a decent education. CAMFED aims to change that and break the cycle of poverty by paying for books, fees, even school uniforms.

Alvin Hall, a business and financial expert who was saved from a life of poverty in the USA by educational scholarships, wants to help the CAMFE...

directed by Ashley Morris; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Ashley Morris, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 7 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 8, Microfinance & Poverty
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directed by Joe Loncraine; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Joe Loncraine, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 8 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins

Can the poor borrow their way out of poverty? In this episode, Alvin Hall aims to find out by lending just $25 to two small business women in Tanzania, via Kiva, a global micro-finance website.

Can Alvin help Kiva achieve its ambitious goal of reducing global poverty by linking lenders directly to small entreprene...

directed by Joe Loncraine; presented by Alvin Hall, 1952-; produced by Joe Loncraine, in Helping Social Entrepreneurs, Episode 8 (London, England: SW Pictures, 2018), 22 mins
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