Archive for July, 2011

Overseas Clinical Trials: Fault Lines – Al Jazeera English

Icon Written by Alex on July 23, 2011 – 3:01 pm

… I spoke to one of the Al Jazeera producers for this segment when the story was being developed. They were originally intending to go to Africa, and maybe even Uganda, where I conducted research, but instead went to India. The stories told about trials in India in the segment are similar to stories I wrote about and researched while in Africa…

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Wolfe O’Meara on the street one day

Icon Written by Alex on July 21, 2011 – 11:20 am

Richard Byrd sent me this photo of my father Wolfe in Bisbee. Perhaps mid-70s?, maybe early 80s? He’s the one in the hat, with the gun, pointing.


David Comes to Life by Fucked Up

Icon Written by Alex on July 21, 2011 – 11:10 am

Got turned on to this band and album by my cousin Vincent in Brooklyn. (Yes, my cousin Vinny, ok, got it.) This is what it would be like if early Pink Floyd and the Who got drunk at CBGB, slept together, became pregnant, and had their baby delivered by Lou Reed. In other words, it’s worthwhile.Cheers.


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Molly Melching and the Skoll Foundation

Icon Written by Alex on July 6, 2011 – 10:08 am

It’s not often enough we can share good news about people making a real difference to make the world a better place. But such os the case of Molly Melching. Melching, who I recently learned about, is a true inspiration of how one person can improve the lives of others. Melching has been working in Senegal for more than 30 years,. She arrived as a 24-year-old college student after missing the telegram saying the program she was going to enroll with in Africa was, in fact, cancelled. She didn’t go home., Instead, she looked around and dedicated herself and her life to improving the country and the lives of women in the country.

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