Jamaica is an extremely difficult place for gays and lesbians. Human Rights Watch says the country has an "epidemic" of homophobic violence. But there's reason to suggest that things might be getting a little better there for gay Jamaicans.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Dutch journalist Linda Polman, author of "The Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong with Humanitarian Aid?" Polman says Haiti is an example of a place where a lack of coordination has hampered aid distribution.
Blogger and social entrepreneur Mariéme Jamme says there's is a positive image of Africa that's too often neglected in media coverage.
How should the United Kingdom combat the violence that's raged across the country? British Prime Minister David Cameron says the country needs to learn a few lessons from America on how to fight gangs. Tio Hardiman, director of CeaseFire, joins us.
On Tuesday night the family run business, House of Reeves, was burnt to the ground by rioters. Mark Thompson joins us from London to talk about a grassroots campaign to help get stores like House of Reeves rebuilt.
About one third of all graduate students have a partial federal subsidy on their loan, so they don't get charged interest while they're studying. That will be abolished from July next year.
What was a serious problem with the weather has become a humanitarian crisis in Somalia where much of the country is controlled by militias. Because relief can't reach them, famished Somalians are trying to get to aid.
Nelson Mandela turns 93 today. His foundation has urged people to mark the second annual "Mandela Day" by devoting 67 minutes of volunteer work today, representing the 67 years he devoted to South Africa's political struggle.
Tensions have been escalating between Republicans and Democrats in debates this week over the debt limit, as they struggle to reach an agreement about the budget by August 2.
Author of "Haiti: After the Earthquake," Farmer discusses humanitarian aid to Haiti.
Nearly 12 million people in Africa are facing the worst drought the continent has seen in 60 years. Nicholas Kristof joins us to talk about the challenges facing the region most severely impacted, and the aid groups trying to provide relief.