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Unicef (Angelique Kidjo)

UNICEF was created in 1946 by the United Nations General Assembly to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries devastated by World War Two. Since then, the UN program has furnished long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to millions of children and mothers in more than 190 countries.This week on Full Frame, we’ll meet three of UNICEF’s celebrity Goodwill Ambassadors to learn how they’ve used their fame and fortune to advocate on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable citizens. 

Beninese-born Angélique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and activist. Her creativity and unique musical style has captivated audiences around the globe.Universally regarded as one of the world’s most influential African artists, Angelique has used her global status as a platform for change. In 2002, she was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Five years later, in 2007, she founded The Batonga Foundation, which funds education for girls in Africa. She also advocates for a number of other causes, including Human Rights and Women’s Rights, and has worked in the communities of several countries across Africa.Along the way, she’s captured about every award in existence. Recently, the World Economic Forum handed her the 2015 Crystal Award. The Guardian Newspaper lists her as one of the top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World.

Kidjo joins Mike Walter in the New York City studios to share more about her music and activism.

 

 

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Eradicating Hunger

As the global population grows, the challenge to end hunger only deepens. The U.N. World Food Programme wants to wipe out global hunger by 2030. Can it be done? On this episode of "Full Frame," we look at some of the innovative, and perhaps a little unconventional, ideas for eradicating hunger around the world, once and for all.  

  • 2018-02-22T19:00:00-08:00
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Teen Volunteerism (Nancy Lublin) 

With only a quarter of Americans aged 16 and older making time for volunteering at least once a year, volunteerism is at a record low in the United States. That’s according to a 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. This week on "Full Frame" – empowering the next generation of volunteers to make an impact, worldwide.

  • 2018-02-25T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-02-25T07:00:00-08:00
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Wearables That Change The World

There's a growing demand for businesses to produce products and services that are rooted in doing good in the world. Full Frame meets some trend setters in the industry who are creating wearable items that can change the world.

  • 2018-03-01T19:00:00-08:00
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Mars, The New Frontier (Andy Weir) 

What does the future of space exploration look like? Scientists say Mars is the most likely candidate for being able to support human life one day. This week on "Full Frame," we take a look at the science and technologies being used by both government and private sectors to live on Mars: the new frontier.

  • 2018-03-04T01:00:00-08:00
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Cultural Stories that Spur Change

Who doesn’t love a great story? So much can be learned, felt and expressed through storytelling. But, most importantly, stories can foster better understanding across cultural and social lines. This week on Full Frame, conversations with cultural storytellers who are spurring change.

When you bring up Eddie Huang’s name, a few things come to mind: chef, hip hop fan, T.V. host, rebel and storyteller.

  • 2018-03-08T19:00:00-08:00
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Reinventing The Wheel (Matt Dalio)

This week, we have conversations with innovators whose new approach, to some ordinary tasks, is not only making the daily grind easier, but also making the world a better place.

  • 2018-03-11T01:00:00-08:00
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  • 2018-03-11T08:00:00-07:00
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21st Century Geniuses

A genius is defined as one who has exceptional intellectual or creative power or another natural ability. On this episode, "Full Frame" introduces you to those who are among the world’s 21st century geniuses. From one of the oldest to one of the youngest, from the man being called “the next Albert Einstein” to a woman who was a child prodigy, they each offer their own unique gift of high intellect.

  • 2018-03-15T20:00:00-07:00
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Education for One and All (Shohreh Aghdashloo)

Creating greater access to education around the world comes with many barriers. But some people are taking matters into their own hands. They’re using social entrepreneurship, opening up access to technology and providing connections with peers and female role models.

On this episode of "Full Frame," conversations with people who are committed to providing an education for everyone -- despite age, gender, and background -- throughout all corners of the world.

  • 2018-03-18T08:00:00-07:00
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