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Muriel Talks with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, Director of the Hayden Planetarium. REPOST

2013-05-17

Dr Neil DeGrasse Tyson included among the top 50 of the 100 most creative people in the USA. More info on Dr Tyson click here See the complete list of 100 creative people click here “When I see that list (of goals), at all times I am thinking of ways that the methods, tools and [...]…

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Yakkers Corner in Memoriam of Lowell Fuglie

2013-05-04

Lowell Fuglie, a stalwart in the moringa community, is no more with us. He passed away in Canada on 21 April 2010. He will be greatly missed. Moringa Partners is dedicating the month of June to his memory with input from the Moringa Community. The Yakkers’ Corner is proud to republish his last interview with [...]…

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Yakkers Corner Remembers Wangari Maathai

2013-03-04

REPOST Wangari Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. She authored four books: The Green Belt Movement; Unbowed: A Memoir; The Challenge for Africa; and Replenishing the Earth. Remembering wangari maathai…

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Muriel Interviews Camille Wardrop Alleyne, Assistant Program Scientist for the International Space Station

2012-12-22

Ms. Alleyne currently serves as the Assistant Program Scientist for the International Space Station (ISS) at NASA- Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas. There she is responsible for managing the communication strategy for ISS Research and Technology that conveys the benefits of ISS scientific research to stakeholders, the public and potential users. She also leads [...]…

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Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Yaks 2012 – Muriel speaks with Ms Fiza Shah, Founder and CEO of Developments in Literacy

2012-11-02

Fiza Shah is the Founder and CEO of Developments in Literacy (DIL), a non-profit organization based in Irvine, California. DIL is dedicated to educating and empowering underprivileged students especially girls, by operating student-centered model schools; and provides high quality professional development to teachers and principals across Pakistan. While DIL currently educates over 17,000 students and [...]…

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Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Yaks 2012 – Muriel speaks with Mr. Kohl Gill of Labor Voices

2012-10-30

LaborVoices, Inc. is an innovative St. Louis-based company that offers real-time, workforce intelligence and supply chain monitoring tools to corporate clients. Utilizing innovative crowd-sourced monitoring tools around the globe, LaborVoices enables companies to have constant updates on the health of their supply chains before products have even shipped. Such intelligence helps companies maintain ethical supply [...]…

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Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Yaks 2012 – Muriel speaks with Laurie Bolthouse, Producer, Trade of Innocents

2012-10-15

Trade of Innocents – Justice Needs A Hero. Bill and Laurie Bolthouse have been passionately pursuing health care and justice issues for the past few years in such diverse places as Macedonia,Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe andIndia. This recent foray into film is their attempt to leverage their impact in championing the cause of victims of child sex [...]…

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Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Yaks 2012 – Muriel chats with Mr Aric Noboa, President, Disovery Channel’s Global Education Partnership

2012-09-28

As President of Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP), Aric Noboa leads the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic goals and objectives, and ensures it fulfills its mission to use the power of media to transform education and improve lives in the developing world. In June 2007, Noboa was invited to join 26 leaders [...]…

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Yakkers Corner Remembers Wangari Maathai

2012-09-26

Wangari Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. She authored four books: The Green Belt Movement; Unbowed: A Memoir; The Challenge for Africa; and Replenishing the Earth. Remembering wangari maathai…

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The Yakkers’ Corner remembers Dag Hammarskjöld

2012-09-19

Yakker’s corner joins the UN in remembering Dag Hammarskjöld Click here to read more about Dag Hammarskjöld…

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Muriel interviews Dr. Takeshi Utsumi

2012-08-27

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Muriel Interviews Oliver O. Mbamara Esq., Filmmaker, Writer, Actor, Poet, Attorney

2012-08-06

Oliver O. Mbamara began multiple careers as a lawyer, theater and film director, actor, playwright, and poet in Nigeria where he also graduated as an Attorney from the University of Lagos. He was subsequently admitted to the Nigerian bar where he practiced law for a number of years before moving to the United States. He [...]…

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Welcome to Yakkers Corner’s Lounge, a panel discussion on Peace, Development, and Women and Human Rights Part 3

2012-08-05

Welcome to Yakker’s Corner Lounge. Today in the Lounge are members of the Guyanese NGO delegation at the 2012 Conference at the United Nations – the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Among Women (CEDAW) Women’s Rights Advocates -Ms Roxanne Myers and Ms Judy Stuart of Partners for Peace and Development; and Ms Hazel Halley-Burnett, [...]…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel speaks with Dr Daniel Taylor-Ide of Future Generations

2011-09-27

Future Generations (www.future.org) is an action-oriented civil society organization that partners with the affiliated and accredited Future Generations Graduate School (www.future.edu). Specializing in “Empowering Communities to Shape their Futures,” the…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel invites Dr Daniel Taylor-Ide to read the last published work of his father, the late Dr Carl Taylor – “What Would Jim Grant Say Now?”

2011-09-21

What Would Jim Grant Say Now? Carl E. Taylor MD, FRCP, DrPH Noting key opportunities and gaps in the global effort for achieving the MDGs, one of us (NK) urged Carl Taylor to share his reflections on integration, health systems strengthening, and the role…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel speaks with Marco Vianelli-Chiodo – Former UNICEF Executive Staff and Assistant Secretary-General, UN – Part 2

2011-09-09

Marco Vianelli-Chiodo – Former UNICEF Executive Staff and Assistant Secretary-General, UN About Marco Vianelli-Chiodo I was born in Venice in 1932, Italian national, doctorate in International Law in 1955, two wives, one daughter. Started work in la…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel speaks with Marco Vianelli-Chiodo – Former UNICEF Executive Staff and Assistant Secretary-General, UN – Part 1

2011-09-02

Marco Vianelli-Chiodo – Former UNICEF Executive Staff and Assistant Secretary-General, UN About Marco Vianelli-Chiodo I was born in Venice in 1932, Italian national, doctorate in International Law in 1955, two wives, one daughter. Started work in la…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel speaks with Mary Lynn Hanley, Editor of the Bulletin of the Association of Former International Civil Servants

2011-08-03

Mary Lynn Hanley is the Editor of the Bulletin of the Association of Former International Civil Servants of the United Nations System (AFICS) MARY LYNN HANLEY joined UNDP in 1969 as an assistant in the Division of Public Affairs, soon moved into writing a…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel speaks with K. Sherman of Women for Women International, 2006 Hilton Laureate

2011-05-24

Karen Sherman is the Executive Director for Global Programs at Women for Women International, an international nonprofit organization working to help women who have survived conflict rebuild their lives, families and communities through a program that inc…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel chats with Ann Veneman, former Executive Director of UNICEF, 2005-2010

2011-05-17

Ann M. Veneman has a distinguished career in public service, most recently serving as the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) from 2005 to 2010. Veneman’s leadership and vision has been recognized both nationally and internat…

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Muriel speaks with Ms Stephanie Bunker of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

2011-05-10

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within…

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Muriel speaks with Mr Scott Jackson, VP of External Relations, PATH – A Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate

2011-05-03

PATH is an international nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. By collaborating with diverse public- and private-sector partners, PATH he…

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Muriel Interviews Dr Nam, Chairman-Emeritus of Aravind, a Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate – Part 1

2011-04-24

Founded in 1976 by Dr. G. Venkataswamy with the mission to eliminate needless blindness, Aravind is the largest and most productive eye care facility in the world. Taking its compassionate services to the doorstep of rural India, Aravind’s stunningl…

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Muriel Interviews Dr Nam, Chairman-Emeritus of Aravind, a Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate – Part 2

2011-04-24

Founded in 1976 by Dr. G. Venkataswamy with the mission to eliminate needless blindness, Aravind is the largest and most productive eye care facility in the world. Taking its compassionate services to the doorstep of rural India, Aravind’s stunningl…

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Muriel speaks with Mr T. Wollen, Heifer International, Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureate

2011-04-19

Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope. With gifts of livestoc…

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President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech from Oslo, Norway Part 2

2011-04-06

Welcome Back to the Yakkers Corner. Given the untenable situation people are undergoing in many parts of the world, in addition to the two ongoing existing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the “emerging” humanitarian war in Libya,The Yakkers…

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President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech from Oslo, Norway Part 1

2011-04-06

Welcome Back to the Yakkers Corner. Given the untenable situation people are undergoing in many parts of the world, in addition to the two ongoing existing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the “emerging” humanitarian war in Libya,The Yakkers…

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Martin Luther King, JR.’s Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech from Oslo, Norway

2011-04-05

Welcome Back to the Yakkers Corner. We want to share with you the lecture by Dr Martin Luther King given at his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, December 10, 1964 as a backdrop to the situation existing at the time that Dr King was awarded the Nobel P…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel Talks with Magda Pollard Who Shares Her Fervent Desire of “Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value” as Regards To Women

2010-09-07

At the height of the second wave of feminism the world saw Magda Pollard emerge as the face of Guyana and the Caribbean in the struggle to end all forms of discrimination against women, for which, it can be agreed, she has left a lasting legacy. Despite t…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel talks with Members of the Clinton 2011 Global Initiative, Ms Nalini Saligram, Founder and CEO of Arogya World

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Nalini Saligram, Ph.D. is a global health advocate and founder & CEO of Arogya World. Her broad work experience in leading pharmaceutical companies and nonprofits solidified her personal desire to make a meaningful contribution to global health and l…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel talks with Mr Liam Doherty, Community Partnership Coordinator of Taking IT Global

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Liam O’Doherty is a community organizer who has recently completed his studies in Sociology and Semiotics at the University of Toronto. In 2006 he founded Avoid.net and is currently working for TakingITGlobal as Community Partnerships coordinator. T…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel talks with Members of the Clinton 2011 Global Initiative, Nancy Aossey, President and CEO of International Medical Corps

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Nancy A. Aossey is President & CEO of International Medical Corps, an international non-governmental organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through medical relief, health care training, and development programs that build self…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel talks with Members of the Clinton 2011 Global Initiative, Franklin Russell, Director of Earth Day

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Earth Day Network (EDN) is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. EDN’s network reaches over 22,000 organizations in 192 countries, while the US domestic program engages 10,000 groups and over 40,000 educators coordinatin…

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The Lounge, Part 1, on the Yakkers Corner – A Tribute to Mr Ahmed Mostefaoui

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The Lounge launched today, November 10, 2011, on the Yakkers’ Corner is a panel discussion in three parts featuring retired staff/colleagues James Mayrides, David P. Haxton, Rolf Carriere – all former UNICEF Representatives. This first program…

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel talks with Erik Rasmussen, Founder of Green Growth Leaders

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Erik Rasmussen is the founder and CEO of Monday Morning – Scandinavia’s leading independent think tank. He has been elected one of the world’s 100 most influential journalists by World Economic Forum. For several years, climate change has been one o…

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The Lounge, Part 2, on the Yakkers Corner – Iodine Deficiency

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Welcome to The Lounge, a panel discussion, on the Yakkers’ Corner. This is part 2 of three parts featuring retired staff/colleagues James Mayrides, David P. Haxton, Rolf Carriere – all former UNICEF Representatives. Panel Discussion 2 - Topic …

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Yakkers Corner: Muriel talks with Mr David P. Haxton, who shares information about his new book

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David P. Haxton, retired UNICEF Regional Director of South Asia. “The reasons why someone might be compelled to write an autobiography are complex and mostly personal. There are perhaps even some reasons for someone to write a biography. I did not c…

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Yakkers Corner: “The Future Belongs to Nations with Grains not Guns” Dr. Swaminathan

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Muriel is rebroadcasting Dr Swaminathan’s New Year’s message to farmers of the world and his best wishes to farmers still suffering the consequences of the earthquake 2years after. Dr. Swaminathan is sending this Special Message of Hope and En…

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The Lounge, Part 3, on the Yakkers Corner – Unarmed Civilian Protection

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Welcome to The Lounge, a panel discussion, on the Yakkers’ Corner. This is part 3 of three parts featuring retired staff/colleagues James Mayrides, David P. Haxton, Rolf Carriere – all former UNICEF Representatives. Panel Discussion 3 - Topic …

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Yakkers Corner: A Special New Year Message from United Nations Under Secretary General Cheick Sidi Diarra, with specific words of encouragement for Haiti and for Japan

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A Special 2012 New Year Message message in English and in French. Many of the countries under his responsibility are confronting different and varying degrees of challenges; viz., the earthquake in Haiti and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Ambassador…

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