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bridget schulte, good to have you with us. >> thanks for having me. >> the show may be over but the conversation continues. you could also find us at twitter @ajconsiderthis. we'll see you next time. >> good evening everyone. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. trapped on mt. everest. a dangerous mission to rescue dozens of people after a dangerous avalanche. negligence of duty. are captain of there south korean ferry as more bodies are found tonight. no childs play. , children crossing the border
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by the tens of thousands. their terrifying stories. and classic art, what's considered did largest art show ever conceived. >> we begin we deadliest disaster at the world's tallest peak. killed at least 12 people, four others missing believed to be are buried by the snow and others trapped at dangerous altitudes. roxann sab roxana saberi. has the story. >> higher camps to fix ropes. but were delayed because of an ice fall area. >> he had been on the mountain
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with a group of sherpas. the guides were still relatively low on the slopes when the avalanche struck. >> suddenly when they reached the area called popcorn the avalanche fell on the group and buried many of them. >> popcorn field is named for large boulders on the route. before they reach camp 2 about 20,000 feet up. nbc crew was on the route. >> nobody was shocked, but when radio reports started coming off the mountain that people were stuck in the avalanche everybody came out and got organized for the rescue. >> reaching the summit has become more and more popular. since edmond hilary and tensang norgay from nepal first made it, many have died along the way.
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local authorities say they're addressing the overcrowding by doubling the number of climbing ropes in the more dangerous areas. but it's the sherpas who have to put those ropes up, making a living by risking their lives. roxana saberi, al jazeera. >> could be at risk of prolonged exposure to high altitudes. our science and technology expert jacob ward explains. >> the great danger to them is of course altitude. at 22,000 feet the body begins to break down for lack of oxygen. a lot of these climbers strand he above this ds descranded above this -- stranded above this altitude are going to need a hiebe hyperbaric chamber. it's used for not only divers
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who have experienced the bends, but altitude sickness, the incredible hallucination troubles that one can have. the immigrate challenge over time is the prolonged exposure to altitude. the place where this avalanche took place is just between camp 2 and camp 1. in the acclimatization that most people come through. you spend time in camp 1, them come back down, then to camp 2, then come back down to slowly get used to the altitude. the avalanche has cut off the route to base camp. the climbers will begin to feel the effects of altitude. the other thing to consider here is it's not just human beings
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that have a difficulty with the lack of oxygen, it's mechanisms and machines that have trouble. only one helicopter in the world, the euro b-3, is capable of making rest accuse. we lope the rescue effort here goes much more smoothly. >> that's jake ward recording. now to the weather conditions, here is meteorologist rebecca stevenson. >> avalanche danger can occur any time of the year but moisture from the south starting in june hits the windward side of the himalayas. we move closer in to the north of the himalayas we have the gobi desert. the tip of mt. everest is so
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high over 29,000 feet that the winds start to trap into the jetstream and we don't get much snow on the summit. much of this the blown away. however at base camp we have cold windy conditions, can destabilize the snow pack cause the snow pack to release or a cornice to release and as we look to base camp from the northwest, we can see avalanche travel up to 180 miles per hour. >> coming up at the top of the hour, a climber who has been to the top of mt. everest a.m. at least six times, tells us about the dangers and the thrills of climbing the world's tallest mountain. now to the south korean ferry sinking. we still don't know why it went down. it capsized off the island of
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jindo. harry fawcett has more. >> we are told there are three occasions during this sat korean time that they will be trying to get in. those are when the conditions will be at their best for divers to get further into the boat. we have heard that they appeared to have gotten in the furthest as everybody before, third and fourth levels, divers said they saw three dead bodies on board, through a window. they weren't able to reach them. that is furthest the divers have gotten. the death toll is up to 29 at latest count. the weather is going to close in, we are told and make the efforts more difficult. i was talking to a team leader of the special forces diving unit that was working throughout friday and he was giving me an idea of just how difficulty this process really is. the visibility is extremely low
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down there, the current is very swift. they are saying they are able to get guide ropes in a little way into the ship, they have been tying them in at points. divers work in pairs two at a time. if they let go to that guide rope they risk being swept a good distance by currents in a very quick time so they have to be careful with lines above they have maybe 40 minutes to work inside the boat. 20 minutes in, 20 minutes out. it is very slow-going. it's also saying the prospect of survivors, it's not as if they would tell the parents there wouldn't be survivors at this point but getting close to that point. that's what we could ascertain from what he was telling us. if they were to lift this ship in an unrestricted kind of way that the likelihood is that the currents are so strong that many, many bodies would be swept away and be lost.
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we are hearing there is a can attempt to get some cranes in to lift the ship but only if all are willing to do so. >> this is a video that's being broadcast to the relatives gathered in a gym in j-indo island waiting for more word. divers have spotted just three more bodies inside that ferry. the ferry is the thren 300th vessel left at sea in that area. we're told the captain left the bridgship. >> the problem appears to be he did not recognize the severity
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of the issue with the ship and its going unstable early on. in fact it appears he waited almost half an hour before he contacted vts, the vessel traffic service in j-eju, before he asked for assistance. the vessel was already listing to about 5°, which made it at that point virtually impossible for the crew members to activate the life rafts that were set along the sides of the ship. >> at the time of the accident passengers were told to stay on the ship and petersen says he still can't figure out why the captain gave those orders. there are signs that the deal meant to ease ukraine's crisis could be in trouble. in eastern cities pro-russia activates are refusing to vacate government buildings. that is one of the terms of the agreement between diplomats of the united states, russia, ukraine and eu, jackie roland
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has more in donetske. >> pro-russian protesters in donetske are rejecting what went on in geneva. they were not part of the negotiation. they don't trust the authorities in kyiv and they are afraid if they left the buildings they could find themselves arreststraight away. meanwhile in kyiv authorities seem to be holding out an olive branch, suggesting there could be a reworking of the constitution, giving a special status for the russian language and increased autonomy for the regions, are allowing local to elect their own council, rather than being government imposed on them by kyiv. they have misunderstood what was
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being said in geneva. the subtext of what moscow is saying that kyiv also needs to make concessions. while there are credit directions to leave public buildings there is clearly a message that moscow and indeed prorussian supporters would expect to see an end of demonstrations, the occupation of independence square in kyiv by pro-european supporters who have had tents and barricades in the square for several months now. >> we are joined by stephen fish, professor of comparative philosophy in berkeley, welcome. can this survive? >> it can if president putin gets behind making the deal survive. that's not clear yet. if president putin acknowledges yes, he does recognize the right to clear out the russian
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separatists who are occupying the government building and that he will not react by treating the ukrainian government as having somehow attacked russian speakers then this can actually work. it is not clear yet that president putin is willing to take that step. if he's willing to the deal can go on. if not, it's hard to see much progress being made on the base of this deal. >> what's going on in ukraine right now, allow is this crisis affecting the folks in kyiv as well as the folks in the eastern part of the country? >> in central and in western ukraine things are pretty quiet. it's really only in the eastern and southern parts of the country where this conflict seems to be developing and where russian forces and their proissments have been especially active. >> does it have effect on the economy and the day-to-day life of ukrainian citizens? >> it is but so far you know this conflict hasn't been going on long enough to have an
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enormous impact economically. the ukrainian economy was already in trouble when president yanukovych was driven from power. so far, the economic damage has yet to be felt in its full brunt. >> so i would assume that the time pressures are on both kyiv and russia as well because of the sanctions. >> well, that's right. but it depends on how far the west is willing to go in termination of applying sanctions. so far, the sanctions that europe and the united states have applied to russia are certainly not going to be strong enough to get putin to change course or indeed to change his policy at all. but if western powers are able to get together and apply some sanctions that really bite harder than the ones that have been agreed to so far, that could make a difference. the question is, are in fact western powers and in particular germany actually willing to bite the bullet and take some losses?
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some german companies and the german government like european union companies are going do have to take a hit. because the next round of sanctions are going to involve sanctioning the european governments. are they willing to do that? we don't know yet. >> a couple of days ago it appeared that ukraine was on the verge of civil war, do you feel that is true ga today? >> they are in credit no a long history of ethnic conflict. this is a country whose ethnic conflict in some sense has been created or stoked by this russian intervention. in fact, ukraine is a model of how different folks could get along together. that said, the new government in
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kyiv has not been very sensitive to the needs of people in eastern and southern ukraine. if you look at the composition of the post-yanukovych government it's largely people from central and western ukraine. people from the south and east don't feel well representin this new government. it's imperative for this new government to actually form a cabinet and a whole leadership structure that really represents the entire country. in some sense they are making this famous state that yanukovych made when he was president. he hails from the southern parts of the country. his government was largely made of people from those regions now the pendulum has swung the other way. but if ukrainians really want a future for their country as a unified country and a sovereign intnentity then they're going to have to come one a better balanced government than they have before. >> stephen fish. it's a failure.
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>> thank you john. >> crossing the border by the thousands, we'll hear some harrowing stories. plus ♪ >> back from the brink, like the city it calls home, the detroit symphony hit rock bottom and is making a come back.
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>> mexicans from the capitol of that country to the coast felt a powerful earthquake. it resulted from acapulco but was felt as far as mexico city.
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people pouring out into the streets. morning 100 homes were damaged in one state of mexico but no reports of injuries. white house calls for congress to address immigration reform and soon the situation is more urgent along the u.s. mexico border. it is an issue affecting a growing number of young people. an estimated 60,000 unaccompanied minors will flee into the united states, they face more are troubles. our paul beban is in nogales. >> a dangerous desert surrounds the city of nogales. a tall steel fence slices through it. over the last month this teenagers and two cousins have traveled 2400 miles on foot by
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bus and by train to make it here to the mexican side of this border town. >> my name is axel fernandez. i'm 15 years old and i'm from honduras. >> reporter: we first met axel when catholic bishops honored migrants who died in the desert. the journey axel and his cousins were about to take. >> we'll see if it's hard in a moment. >> reporter: after the mass axel lined up for a free lunch, a sandwich and a coke. he had little more than the clothes on his back. >> i left with 700 lelpura, which is probably 30 or $40. >> after cross illegally into
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guatemala and mexico he and his cousins, went to puebla where they road the beast all the way to the border in no imrvetionales. >> the trip wasn't easy because we came on the train. when you don't have water or food you get really hungry. you're always afraid because people are telling you someone has fallen from the train that the train can kill you. >> reporter: that night, the three cousins stayed in a cheap motel. axel told me why they had to get out of honduras. >> there are killers go over your house, they are asking for money if you don't pay they kill you. it's just horrible. >> border patrol agent andy adame knows how hard the last stretch into the u.s. can be.
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he drove us 13 miles northeast to nogales where the are why. >> very vulnerable, they don't know the criminal element that exists on the border. once you're out in the desert they have nowhere to go. >> axel and his cousins couldn't afford to pay a coyote to get them over the border. they just print out a map from the internet and did their best. >> i'll leave here with socks and return flush with dollars. >> so guys, you leaving in the morning? you ready? how do you feel? >> a little bit scared. but we just be afraid.
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>> we asked them if we could follow them whether they left but they said that was just for them, not for our cameras. we thought there was the last time we would see them but -- >> we stayed in touch with them, they tried to cross the border and they said they were picked up in the night by a group of narcos who said that was their territory and they got robbed. the guys are holed up in their hotel room, they heard that somebody could have tipped off the na that is that i narcos. they are going to turn themselves in at the border. they don't have money to get home. the situation is more desperate
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than ever. >> finally, he told us what happened. >> we were not supposed to be there. >> were they armed? >> yes armed. >> narcos or bandits, whoever they were, took their money their cell phones and killed their spirits. axel was so rattled he was thinking about turning himself into authorities, what happened to their hopes stolen they desert. paul beban on the u.s. mexico border, nogales. >> we want you to be sure to see our series. six credit persons experience the border problems firsthand. borderland. five days in detroit, the
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people affecting america's most fascinating cities and tonight we look at how one landmark institution has become a symbol of hope for the city. bisi onile-ere reports. >> reporter: long before motown this was the sound of the city. ♪ >> reporter: the detroit symphony orchestra founded in 1887 is a symbol of success. a surplus of nearly $20 million. ticket sales bringing in more than $6 million in revenue. 10,000 donors. and this week a concert featuring stephen spielberg and john williams sold out in just 15 minutes. it's a surprise considering this famed institution was nearly silenced forever. >> we went through really rough times three years ago. >> rough is putting it mildly. during the financial collapse the detroit symphony orchestra
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was on the brink. state funding dropped from $4 million a year to $20,000. ticket sales plunged. audience down 40 to 50% plus a deficit of $6.5 million but with a new musician contracts reinforced funding and a partnership with pbs the symphony rebounded and finally it's in the black. >> and take one -- >> reporter: this is one reason for the turn around. the symphony's television control room where every concert is recorded and broadcast to the world. it is the only orchestra in the u.s. to stream live concerts to the internet for free. the webcasts are send to 80 countries. >> the studies show that people who school are live content on
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the internet are far more likely to school it live as well. >> how are you doing? good to see you all. >> the organize descra is finding a new audience in the detroit public school system. >> viola this is a bassoon. >> deep cuts to its education program. several dimes a month artists like michael ma who plays the bassoon shares their love of plusk with the students. >> i give what i learn and what i make music to the younger generation. it's really a wonderful thing to me. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i think that gave the students a sense of community, a sense of, i'm part of a larger whole and i have to do more to expose people to the good stuff.
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>> the detroit symphony orchestra is setting a tone of hope on the web in the classroom and for the people of detroit. bisi onile-ere, al jazeera detroit. >> coming up next, danger on mt. everest. we talk to a tour guide, who has taken climbers to the top and. holy day, how the pope and christians are observing good friday. well it's official...
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler and we have much more to cover this hour. poverty in the suburbs. why an increasing number in affluent communities are falling on hard times. struggling four years after
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the bp oil spill. major museums announce what they call art everyone. richelle carey, tonight's briefing, richelle. it's the world's woors disaster at the -- worse disaster at the world's tallest peak. sherpas preparing a route for other climbers. dozens of climbers set to be cut off above the impact area of this crash. >> protesters refusing to are back down. still occupying government buildings, russia and the ukraine offered them amnesty if they agreed to leave. the ferry capsized off of the coast of south korea, is now completely submerged, divers saw three bodies.
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captain and crew members were arrested and facing charges, john. >> video of the underwater search now underway in the yellow sea. being played for families of those still missing. let's take a look and listen at what divers are able to see and hear as they go underwater. our harry fawcett is live at jindo island south korea. harry what's the latest? >> well the latest from here at the dock side is the developments from a pretty dramatic briefing given by a mayor time police official. he was talking to parents. essentially those parents took over the briefing and said they had heard from other family members out to sea that the ship had moved substantially onto the
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water. they said it had moved on to its side. maritime officials admit it has moved substantially, it's more at a 45 degree angle. where divers have tried to gain access, that is the side that is now looking at the sea floor so we did have information earlier on today that the divers had seen the first bodies on board. they were behind glass through windows they were trying to get them out, if this has happened since that would suggest this is an extremely unstable wreck and one that is even more dangerous for divers to get access to. we were asking police would they still be able to gain access from where divers were being led in, they said it's positive but that suggestions an even less positive outlook than was suggested a few hours ago.
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parents are saying that's it, there will be no air pockets, other parents say, no there must be survivors we can't allow them to stop searching. it is a very fraught situation as it has been throughout here. >> we are looking at live pictures inside the gymnasium, a briefing that's going on with some of those parents right now. tbus based on what you're -- but based on what you're saying harry, this is becoming an even more dangerous situation for those divers. >> very much so. i mean, if -- we saw the prow of the ship disappear beneath the waves yesterday. the police were saying, the authorities were saying that it was to do with the tides coming up. but it did seem that it was -- the ship was already starting its progress down. and now having done that, if it's tilting to one side, as it did when it was above the sea,
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obviously and it listed, if it's doing that under the water then that makes it a much less stable operation, even more difficult than it was. we were speaking at great length to one of the leaders of the special divers, even at that stage he said it was incredibly difficult. divers with bottles on their back, could only spend 15 minutes, divers with air piped from above could only spend 40 minutes, they were going hand over hand, with roped tied off at points, if they got loose they would be risking being swept away themselves. they have been saying throughout that more risks should have been taken because time of course has been running out from the moment this happened for anybody who may have been alive after this ship first went down. >> and again it looks like this briefing continues.
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so i understand clearly, so are some of the parents suggesting that information has been withheld from them, is that it? >> can very much so. they've been saying more than that. they've been accusing the authorities of lying to them, some of these parents. and indeed it has been a very mixed message at best from authorities. for instance there has been information of the ship leaning over to this extent coming over. that didn't come from briefing, briefing was numbers being reviewed, that of course is a problem throughout. the prime minister apologizing for the miscommunication saying that the numbers of those rescued had been revised from 179 to 174. the fact that the families themselves the ones that elicited this information from the authorities this dramatic development that happened under the water, was a series of at
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best miscommunication and at best withholding of information from the authority authorities. >> talk to me a little bit about the conditions, the weather conditions. i'm assuming they've improved enough for those divers to go down, right? >> they certainly better this morning than it was at the same time yesterday. we're just after noon local time. authorities were saying that the best conditions of the day would be early-on. and the first dive happened at 5:40 a.m. local time, about seven hours ago. two further periods at which they said the tidal conditions would be opt plal or as best as they could be for divers to go down. opt flal oopt plal for optimal o
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down. the extent to which it has done so has been a bit of an argument between families and the authorities. as i say if all of this activity is happening underwater in terms of the position of the ship then that is something that they will have to really assess and see if it's possible to dive the wreck. the police officials we spoke to said that it may be possible but that's a very, phrase to use obviously. >> maybe you could explain where you are. obviously looks like there are lots of cameras and journalists gathered where you are. how far off the coast of this island are we talking about and can you view any of the ships that are trying to -- to try to get involved in this search? >> we can't see the ships at sea from here. occasionally we see crowd coming back and forth to this port where all of the family members who wanted to be as close as possible to the rescue
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operation, this is the central point that they've been gathering, along with rescue officials dive teams members of the media of course like us and police. the actual site of the rescue is about an hour's journey by fishing boat from here, a journey that we took yesterday. and the sheer size of the operation is extremely impressive when you get out there. the sheer number, dozens upon dozens of craft, many, many divers on small dinghies waiting to go down. so they aren't sparing they resource in terms of just throwing everything they can at this. i think what the parents here are more worried about is how quickly they were able actually to get access to the ship. they're also saying things like that we have been recommending the use of a barge to have a stable floating base of operations out there. the parents were trying to hire their own barge and that is now apparently coming from a major city on the south coast and that
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is now a government operation. but that's the main problem that the parents here are talking about. they're saying that yes a lot is going on, we understand that it's difficult. but they just feel that things have moved too slowly in terms of actually getting access to the vessel itself. >> all right, harry fawcett has been bringing us all this information from the ferry disaster in south korea. harry thanks for spending some time with us again we appreciate it. now to the mt. everest disaster. credit adrian says he will continue to pursue this extreme sport. here is this first person are report. >> my name is adrian ballinger. i have expended everest six
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times, i'm headed for the 7th time. 50 times over all my expeditions this section, it is really a section we are always concerned every season. if an avalanche happens there's not much you can do to get away from the blocks that are falling. i've seen people try to fall into cre crevasses. we heard the crashing of ice falling from the wall above us. the ice fall happens three to 4,000 feet above you. you have a few seconds before the ice reaches you. we all ran as fast as we could down little into the side and we were lucky enough to get out of the way from where all the blocks landed. the sherpa is a native group that lives around and below mt. everest. they are genetically very
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capable of climbing at altitude and become a part of all big mountain expeditions. they do some of the hardest on the mountain, things like carrying loads, digging out camps after three have had snow storms. every year there are accidents involving cellular pa. climbing mt. everest, we 30 we can make the mountain safe to climb but that's certainly not the case. a number of bodies have been retrieved, a number of bodies are still buryor missing and the search continues. the challenge of the search is it's so dangerous to put more people into the ice fall. and i think there's an ethical question that while we all want to bring the bodies home to bring closure to the family and loved ones, i think the scenario is putting more people at risk. this has been a rollercoaster
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the last 24 hours, i'm losing friends and sherpa i knew and love on the plts. mountains. we are 100% convinced that the power of climbing these mountains and the experience we can have and go through the risk is intrinsic to the experience itself. so while it's suddenly a gut check and hard to go through and i think it's going to be a very different season on the mountain thesthis year i do believe the experience is worth the risk and the loss. >> that was adrian ballinger reporting. to life in the suburbs, upward mobility, poverty is rising faster than the cities. diane eastabrook reports. >> in the bearington illinois suburban you'll find modest
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mansion he and something else, hunger. each friday volunteers bag canned fruit and are granola bars so the kids will have something to eat over the weekend. >> it come to school on monday really hungry. >> one school in a low income area recently the program went district wide. now the food goes to 800 kids, of them from affluent neighborhoods. program organizer da darby hills couldn't believe what was happening in her own backyard. >> shocking, the children aren't getting enough to eat. >> what's happening in darington is happening all over the
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country. researcher jennifer clary said the recession made it worse. >> over the recession about 60% of job logs were in those middle-wage jobs. but middle-wage jobs only accounted for about 20% of postrecession gains. >> how do kids deal with it, do you notice? >> well, kids i think have always had trouble with poverty. >> darington credit high school principal. >> parents where there were two people working and all of a sudden there's one. it could have been people in jobs where they were downsized, you know, significantly. >> darington's battle with poverty has expand he outside the school district and into the community. >> can you see it's still really great bread. >> operations director nicole
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butter expects to serve more people this year because more people are living paycheck to paycheck. >> what we're finding is more people are are underemployed rather than employed these days. >> organizers say it does help some kids get by when food at home is scarce. diane eastabrook, al jazeera bearington, illinois. >> white house says that hamid abu telebbe that you see here is a national security threat. because of his involvement in the 1979 iran hostage crisis the move comes at a delicate time. the u.s. and the european lies are working on a deal that would limit the are iranian nuclear are capability. christians all over the world are celebrating good
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friday. it's the most solemn day on the christian calendar, marking the day that jesus was crucified and buried. in rome, pope francis celebrated the mass. some of the biggest meums try to bring art -- museums try to bring art much. are everywhere. everywhere.
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>> every saturday, join us for exclusive, revealing, and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time. >> everywhere i go there they are wanting to tell dr. jane what their doing... >> the inspirational dr. jane goodall talks to john seganthaller >> i started with a notebook, and a pair of secondhand binoculars. which was all i could afford... >> and reveals the remarkable human nature of chimpanzees. >> they have a dark side, and that made them more like us than i had thought before. talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america
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>> a spacex capsule is on its way to the international space station tonight. the rocket took off with 5,000 pounds of equipment, science stools and supplies. this is the. >> rick: run by the space exploration company that has a contract with nasa.
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>> jane goodall has solicited her focus to plants. i talked about her new book and she had surprising things to say not about chimpanzees but about people. >> without plants none of us would be here, everything either lives on plant food or lives on creatures that live on plant food. children need this for psychological development. it is important that we understand and love the green things around us. >> one of the things you discuss in this book is the challenges facing forests around the world. what do you think are the biggest challenges? >> facing the forest, human greed and human need. on the one hand you've got desperately poor people, they have got to dry to need their family. they don't have money to buy food, they are cutting down
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trees to grow crops or to make charcoal to get a bit of money to buy a bit of food. on the other hand, you have the big timber companies coming in some of them still clear cutting. and sort of paying lots of money for a forest concession. to the government. and then the people living in the forest suffer as well as everything else. i marine, you know, we need money to lift and what goes wrong is when we live for money. and that's happening more and more often and as a result, i think it's a very empty kind of society. and people can, when you live and money is your goal and your god. then i think people lose a lot of sensitivity and human values and love and compassion. >> you say that it's not only afteafteravarice, it's ignoranc.
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what don't we know? >> some people know very little and some people don't even want to know very much. let's say one example, plate. more and more people getting more and more wealthy, increased middle classes we must eat meat, more and more meat. we raise billions of animals for food and this is destroying millions of square miles of forest every year, to grow the grain or to graze the cattle. and this is releasing co2 into the atmosphere from the trees and the forest floor so this is adding to climate change. >> you're a vegetarian. >> of course. >> when did that happen? >> oh in the very late '60s. my reason for being a vegetarian was the suffering of the animals. even if people couldn't care less about the animals, there is all this environmental impact. and the antibiotics needed to keep the poor creatures alive
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get out in the environment. >> you have great hope for nature and hope is a theme through much of your write, i was touched -- your writing. i wealths touched by the stories at the end of the book about a couple of threes, survivor. >> survivor is very dear to me because i was in new york at 9/11 and they found the one piece of tree that was still alive, as were of the many that were around the twin towers. some people took it and nurtured it and that tree is back at ground zero. that tree somehow epitomizes the passion of people, some people said throw it equal you will never get that tree to grow. they didn't give up.
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>> you'll hear the remainder of my interview with jan good y'aal tomorrow. >> getting the public excited about art. brieng tr uskstling has the story. >> he's not an artist but every day barber jordan brown creates some of his own masterpieces. but ask brown or the other barbers here at exclusive cuts at duncanville texas about the peaceable kingdom by edward hicks or the other credit pieces of art at the de la museum and you may stump them. >> that's not on people's mind. >> the directors of the dallas museum of art, the art institute
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of chicago, the whitney, the national gallery of art and the los angeles county museum of art are introducing art everywhere u.s. >> historically art museums are at a point where they're starting to see a need for new audiences because we're in competition. we're in competition with television, we're in competition with all sorts of ways that people can spend their leisure time and our hope is to get in front of people and remind them and making them aware of the experiences of art awaiting at their institutions. >> each center, are contributed 20 pieces of their collections. they're encouraged to go to the website, art everywhere, they are displayed on bus shelters and other milk places.
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>> composing them and helping them to know about it. >> the barbers here certainly have their favorites. >> the guy last a dress on! and high heels! >> i didn't see that. is that a guy? >> yeah, he got a mustache. >> you look at it long enough and you find something in it. >> and their not so favorites. >> that looks like i could have did that one. >> voting online, brian trutling, al jazeera dallas. >> our final picture of the day. egg sculptures are on display for easter. fafashfaberge eggs.
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