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The Story was produced at North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC and was heard on over 100 stations.Visit The Story web site to listen to this program and for more details, archives, show highlights and more podcasts. UPDATE 1.13.2020: The Story web site has been decommissioned and is in the process of being archived. It may return at a later date.

Melinda Gates On What Mothers Everywhere Want

When philanthropist Melinda Gates travels the world, she looks for opportunities to have personal conversations with women. And she listens: about children’s health, about parenting, and about infectious diseases.

In this conversation she tells host Dick Gordon the stories of people she’s met in India, Senegal and Niger. She says that women, no matter where they live, want to give the best care they can to their children.

“Other than being with Bill and my children, and a few friends in Seattle, my favorite days are when I’m out in the developing world, and I’m out meeting these families, and meeting these women,” she tells Dick. “Yes, sometimes it’s very sad. But you also see that the world can be different. For me, it motivates me.”

Hear the full conversation at The Story's website. Also in this show: The Story has followed the life of a school teacher from Somalia since 2009. Earlier this month, he found out that he won a visa lottery to the U.S.; for years, dozens of runners dropped their gear at Boston’s Crossroads Irish Bar, took the subway out of town, and ran the Boston Marathon route back to the bar; And Bob Stewart, who owned Carousel Arcade in Seaside Heights, N.J., says the town is as ready as it can be for the summer season.

Before coming to North Carolina Public Radio to host The Story, Dick Gordon was host of The Connection, a daily national call-in talk show produced in Boston, from 2001 to 2005. Gordon is well-known in the profession as an experienced, seasoned journalist with an extensive background in both international and domestic reporting. He was a war correspondent and back-up host for the CBC's This Morning, a national current affairs radio program. An award winning journalist, he has also served as a Parliamentary reporter, Moscow correspondent and South Asia correspondent for both radio and television.
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