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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Writing the World's Wrongs
Global Citizen Magazine
With his 90th birthday looming, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter looks back on his troubled term in office and talks to Global Citizen about his new book and his ongoing fight to end the abuse of women and lethal waterborne diseases.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Going, Going, Almost Gone: A Worm Verges on Extinction
NPR
Guinea worm is about as close to a real-life Alien event as you can get — a parasitic worm mates inside a person's abdomen, grows up to 3 feet long and then exits (painfully) from a blister.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Former US President Carter 'concerned' over Egypt
Associated Press
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has warned Egypt that its transition to democracy after years of political turmoil is faltering ahead of presidential elections later this month.

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Friday, May 16, 2014
Thousands of Toddlers Are Medicated for A.D.H.D., Report Finds, Raising Worries
The New York Times
More than 10,000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder outside established pediatric guidelines, according to data presented on Friday by an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2014
How To Slay a Dragon
Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera's "Lifelines: How to Slay a Dragon" profiles the extraordinary work of global health workers in the fight to eradicate Guinea worm in vulnerable communities across the globe.  Since 1986, The Carter Center has led the international campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease, working closely with ministries of health and local communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and many other partners.

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Monday, May 5, 2014
Why Liberia?
WABE (NPR affiliate)
WABE's Jim Burress spent twelve days in the West African country looking at how it's rebuilding nearly a decade after its civil war ended, as well as how The Carter Center is connected to those efforts.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
How Researchers Use Social Media To Map The Conflict In Syria
Forbes
Not long ago, for techPresident, I wrote an article on "Using Data and Statistics to Bring Down Dictators". While researching for the article, I got in touch with Jay Aronson, the founder of Carnegie Mellon's Center for Human Rights Science. He pointed me to the work of another scholar, called Cristopher McNaboe, who was doing a great work in Atlanta, mapping the Syria crisis for the Carter Center. I had no room left to include another interview in the piece, but I made a quick note to myself to follow the trail as soon as possible.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
President Carter On 'Women, Religion, Violence & Power'
Huffington Post Live
Former President Jimmy Carter joins "Huffington Post Live" to discuss his new book, "A Call to Action."

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Monday, March 24, 2014
President Carter on Stopping Abuse Against Women
Morning Joe
Former President Jimmy Carter joins "Morning Joe" to discuss his new book, "A Call to Action." Carter talks about his mission to stop the social injustices and abuse against women.

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Monday, March 24, 2014
President Carter Calls for Gender Equality Worldwide
Andrea Mitchell Reports
Andrea Mitchell talks with former President Jimmy Carter about his work in spreading awareness around the globe about violence against women, and talks about the letter he wrote to Pope Francis about expanding the role of women in the Catholic Church.

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Healing the Psychological Scars Crippling Liberia in the Wake of Civil War
PBS NewsHour
After 14 years of civil war, more than 40 percent of Liberians suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. But most have nowhere to turn; the cash-strapped West African nation has only one psychiatrist for 4 million people. Special correspondent Molly Knight Raskin reports on one man's devotion to healing these national psychological scars.

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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
Exclusive: Jimmy Carter Interview
Total Politics
Simon Burns MP talks to the 39th American president, and finds that, far from having cashed in on his time in office by setting off on the speaker circuit, the veteran politician has instead developed a talent for building houses and bridges – and doesn't miss the White House one bit.

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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
TALK BUSINESS 360 Interview with President Jimmy Carter
TALK BUSINESS 360
"Talk Business 360"  interviews President Carter about The Carter Center's work. (Video will air on American Airlines flights to over 9 million travelers.)

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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
President Carter Announces 2013 Provisional Guinea Worm Case Totals on Huffington Post Live
President Carter announced on Huffington Post Live today that 148 Guinea worm cases were reported worldwide in 2013. These provisional numbers, reported by ministries of health in the remaining four endemic nations and compiled by the Center, show that cases of the debilitating disease were reduced by 73 percent in 2013 compared to 542 cases in 2012.

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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014
Early Tallies Show Revised Charter Passing in Egypt
The New York Times
A revised Constitution validating the military takeover in Egypt last summer appeared headed for lopsided approval by as many as 98 percent of the votes cast, according to early tabulations in the official and private news media on Thursday, as international monitors raised alarms about the fairness of the plebiscite.

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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
NBC Special Highlights Carter Center's Trachoma Work in Ethiopia
WXIA-TV (NBC affiliate)
WXIA-TV aired a special 30-minute report on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. on the Carter Center's work to prevent blinding trachoma in Ethiopia. WXIA Anchor Brenda Wood traveled with The Carter Center to Amhara Region, Ethiopia, to see firsthand this pioneering work being done in one of the world's most trachoma-endemic areas, where interventions by the Center and its partners are ending disability from this devastating disease.
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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
On Third Anniversary, Tunisians May Get A Constitution
NPR
Carter Center Tunisia Field Office Director Marion Volkmann talks with NPR about Tunisia's constitution drafting process on the third anniversary of the country's revolution.

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Friday, Jan. 3, 2014
Madagascar's New President Brings Hope of Economic Change
Voice of America
Madagascar's electoral commission has declared Hery Rajaonarimampianina the winner of the December 20 presidential poll, although the final tally has been challenged by his opponent.

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