Episode

9/21 Mark Leon Goldberg: Global Agenda Being Set at this Weeks UN Meeting

September 21, 2015

Mark Leon Goldberg of UN Dispatch explains the success of the global fight against malaria. Is the international community shifting to a broader fight against poverty? The forthcoming UN sustainability goals. Why the international community is recognizing the connection between ecological and economic needs. The timelines for achieving global goals on poverty. Did the United States commit itself to cutting its own poverty rates? America’s contribution to reducing the Aids and Malaria crisis. The Syrian refugee crisis and the global agenda. What three countries host the most Syrian refugees? The danger the Syrian crisis poses to Lebanon. And what to expect from this weeks United Nations meetings.

On The Fun Half: Richard Dawkins posits bizarre conspiracy theory on Twitter on the Muslim boy arrested for brining a clock to school. Are Bernie Sanders views on GMOs unscientific? Did the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron, “put himself” inside a dead pigs mouth. The Republican base and members of Congress believe crazy things about President Obama. Why John Boehner is worse than Donald Trump. Ben Carson does not want a Muslim President and your calls and IMs.

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