Centers help evacuees wait out storm

Sep 1, 2008
As Hurricane Gustav came ashore along the Gulf Coast, more than 2 million evacuees found shelters to wait out the storm. Tess Vigeland got the perspective of two members of the Southern Baptist Convention, which is providing assistance.
Posted In: Charity

Treasure hunting in Harvard's junk yard

Sep 1, 2008
Harvard University gives away tons of used furniture and office equipment at its recycling center. Hammad Ahmed reports that these days it isn't just thrift seekers picking through the piles and bins.
Posted In: Charity, Education, Retail

U.S. poverty line seen as poor indicator

Aug 25, 2008
The Census Bureau on Tuesday will release its updated figures on how many Americans are living in poverty. But there's actually a big debate about what the federal poverty line really measures. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Charity, Economy

U.S. food aid policy isn't helping

Jul 9, 2008
The U.S. is the world's largest food donor, but because the food needs to come from U.S. suppliers and transport, a great deal of the aid ends up wasted. Sam Eaton reports some are calling for White House reforms.
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Gates steps down from Microsoft

Jun 25, 2008
Bill Gates is stepping down as the head of Microsoft to devote more time to his foundation. Janet Babin looks back at his career as an industry leader, the impact he had on the tech world and the company structure he left behind.
Posted In: Charity, Entrepreneurship

Congress fears deal will derail security

Jun 6, 2008
A British hedge fund is fighting to control the board of directors of CSX, which owns 21,000 miles of train tracks in the U.S. Jeremy Hobson reports Congress is looking into the matter as an issue of national security.
Posted In: Charity, Wall Street

Feeding countries in ethanol era

Jun 3, 2008
A U.N. summit in Rome is focusing on feeding people in poor countries in the face of rising costs and biofuel. Scott Jagow talks to reporter Megan Williams about how U.N. leaders want to solve the problem.
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Aid pouring into China after quake

May 30, 2008
There are still problems and ways to help in the aftermath of this China's big quake, but aid money has been pouring in. Scott Jagow talks to Scott Tong in Shanghai about supportive actions that have been happening over there.
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A new prize for the sciences

May 28, 2008
Norwegian-born businessman and science enthusiast Fred Kavli wanted to give something back. Thus was created the Kavli prize for nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics. Janet Babin has more.
Posted In: Charity, Science

A big push for biomedical research?

May 27, 2008
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is giving $600 million to a group of 56 scientists. Jeremy Hobson reports what this could mean for biomedical research in general, which often has to get creative to find funding.
Posted In: Charity, Health