In a show recorded live before an audience at WNYC Radio’s state-of-the art Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, Majora Carter, host of The Promised Land, sat down with Grammy Award-winning musician Wyclef Jean for a lively conversation on his work as artist, activist, and humanitarian. The two discussed how Jean has created awareness of the needs of Haiti, his native country — a nation of crushing poverty and limited access to education, a country where destitution leads to deforestation, which leads to flooding, which leads to even more misery. His foundation, Yéle Haiti, has created small-scale, manageable, and replicable projects that are making a difference. In the broadcast, he tells about the childhood that led him to this work and sings the song that gave his foundation its name.
You can access the broadcast, or download it to your mp3 player at http://www.nhpr.org/node/28470