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Higher Ed Presidents, The US In Haiti With Kim Ives, Preparing For A Bigger Population

Steve Scher
02/01/2012 at 9:00 a.m.

How Can Washington Students Access Affordable Higher Ed? Six college presidents from across Washington state will meet at Seattle's Town Hall Wednesday night to talk higher education funding. How can Washington state students access a high–quality, affordable education in the face in continued funding cuts at the state level? Three presidents from the panel join us.

The US In Haiti: Jean Bertrand Aristide, former Haitian president, has been highly critical of the UN and US efforts to rebuild Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Now, a new release of Wikilieaks documents reveal that the US was much more complicit in his 2004 overthrow than had previously been acknowledged. Journalist Kim Ives has been pouring over the documents and tells us what's in them on the next "Weekday."

How Can We Prepare For A Bigger Population? The world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. How will the earth support the growing populace? Will there be enough food? Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment. He joins us with possible solutions to the environmental problems and food security issues we are facing.

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"Six Presidents: An Unprecedented Conversation On Higher Education Funding In Washington" is tonight from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at Seattle's Town Hall. Tickets cost $5. Also, Kim Ives speaks about "Wikileaks Haiti" tonight at Town Hall downstairs from 7:30–9:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at Brown Paper Tickets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Last, Jonathan Foley speaks tonight at Kane Hall, room 120, on the University of Washington campus at 6:30 p.m.


James Gaudino is the president of Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

Bruce Shepard is president of Western Washington University in Bellingham.

Kim Ives is the founder of the weekly newspaper, Haiti Liberte. He also writes for The Nation magazine and is a commentator on Democracy Now!

Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of the Minnesota where he is also a professor and McKnight presidential chair in the department of ecology, evolution and behavior.

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