Jonathan Powell, political insider, argues leaders must sometimes be ruthless and public morality is different from private morality.
Nigerian-American doctor, Funmi Olopade is one of the world’s leading researchers into breast cancer. Her special interest is in women of African descent, who are at higher risk for the more aggressive forms of breast cancer and more likely to develop it younger.
Award winning Haitian novelist Edwidge Danticat, now based in the USA, has won numerous awards for her novels and short stories, talks about how artists can help a country after an earthquake.
SIXTY SECOND IDEA TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Our Sixty Second Idea to Change the World comes this week from Nigerian cancer specialist Funmi Olopade. Rather than building a hospital or clinic, she prefers a library. Society will undoubtedly be healthier with better educated and more knowledgeable citizens who make good lifestyle choices, and thus become healthier citizens. Ignorance is a disease worse than cancer. Help find the cure!
IN NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAMME
Audrey Niffenneger, probably best known for ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ but also author and artist of a new graphic novel that explores the dangerously seductive power of reading. Plus Kenyan activist Ory Okolloh. the creator of the Kenyan eyewitness website that’s taken off around the globe plus one of the world's leading experts in military strategy, Dr Patrick Porter.