May 28, 2010

This American Life on Haiti

The episode this week was especially pertinent to development and NGOs. It was a look at the rebuilding efforts after the Haitian earthquake last year. One thing I didn't mention in my review of The Mbeki Legacy was his general skepticism of NGOs involved in race relations and HIV/AIDS. I don't know a great deal about NGOs, but they seem to make halting progress at best. Thoughts?

On a related note, This American Life episodes can be downloaded by entering this URL into your download manager:

http://audio.thisamericanlife.org/jomamashouse/ismymamashouse/408.mp3

Replace "408" with any lesser number and get the correct episode. Nice file structure, eh?

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