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Shows featuring Wangari Maathai

  • Nobel Peace Prize, Right Livelihood Winner Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) Splash_image20110929-5777-155y6a0-0
    The Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, died on Sunday at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer. In 1977, she spearheaded the struggle against state-backed deforestation in Kenya and founded the Green Belt Movement, which has planted tens of millions of trees in...
    September 29, 2011 | Story
  • Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai: If US Moves Forward on Climate Change, Rest of World Will Follow Wangari-play-web2
    A new overview of research on global warming has found climate change is happening faster and on a broader scale than scientists projected in 2007. The new findings come in a week where the issue of global warming is at the fore with a one-day UN summit on climate change and the G-20 in Pittsburgh. We speak with the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, who was...
    September 25, 2009 | Story
  • The Challenge for Africa: Kenyan Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai on Obama, Climate Change and War Maathai-web
    We turn now to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Kenyan environmentalist, lawmaker and civil society activist, Wangari Maathai. Her latest book, The Challenge for Africa, tackles the broad obstacles to living in peace, justice, environmental and economic security for the one billion people across the continent of Africa. [includes rush transcript]
    April 10, 2009 | Story
  • Unbowed: Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai on Climate Change, Wars for Resources, the Green Belt Movement and More Maathaiweb
    As President Bush convenes a special meeting on climate change, we speak to a woman who has been on the front lines of the popular struggle for the environment long before the current global warming crisis: Kenyan ecologist and Green Belt Movement founder, Wangari Maathai. "I would wish, especially with respect to climate change, that America would provide the leadership that is needed and...
    October 01, 2007 | Story
  • The View from Nairobi: Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai Reacts to State of the Union from the World Social Forum in Kenya Wsf2007
    While President Bush delivered his State of the Union address, more than 80,000 people have been gathering in Kenya this week for the seventh annual World Social Forum. The theme of the meeting is "People’s Struggles, People’s Alternatives — Another World is Possible." Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai joins us from Nairobi. [includes rush transcript]
    January 24, 2007 | Story
    President Clinton this week backed off the idea of apologizing to African Americans for slavery. At the same time, the original sponsor of a House bill calling for the apology, Representative Tony Hall (D-OH), acknowledged this week that his proposal had generated too much opposition to be approved any time soon.
    August 07, 1997 | Story