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Roger Thurow on why Hunger should not exist

Welcome to the Humanosphere podcast – a look at recent news in global health, aid and development as well as a guest interview. This week we interview Roger Thurow, for many years a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and now an expert on food policy at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs. Thurow explains witnessing the ‘obscenity’ of hunger in Ethiopia, how it changed him and what he hopes to achieve by focusing on this issue in his most recent book The Last Hunger Season.

News highlights include a look at why the Nature Conservancy is doing reproductive health in Tanzania after first going in to save chimps, the broader implications of India’s legal rejection of a drug patent application by Novartis and where we are at one year after the massive social media campaign was launched aimed at stopping African warlord Joseph Kony.

Produced by Ansel Herz.


About Author

Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.