Innovation Hub

From Crates To Business To Government: Taking On Global Poverty

By Kara Miller

Former shipping containers become health clinics in Haiti, thanks to the Boston-based Containers2Clinics. (Courtesy Containers2Clinics)
Iraqi women make candles for Prosperity Candle, a Western-Mass.-based company that gives its producers a share in the company (Courtesy Prosperity Candle)

Many developmental economists believe that poverty can be conquered — but how? Some believe governance, security and the help of multilateral institutions are key; others look to ground-up, free-market initiatives.

We invite panelists who represent a spectrum of innovations to combat global poverty — one big initiative, or one tiny step, at a time.




About Innovation Hub

Each week, Kara Miller talks to Boston's most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy. Join us on Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m.

About the Host
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As a radio host, Kara Miller has interviewed thinkers from E.J. Dionne to Howard Gardner, Deepak Chopra to Lani Guinier. She is a panelist on WGBH-TV's "Beat the Press," as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, The Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, and The International Herald Tribune.

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