Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Solving It.
About Bryan Stevenson's TED Talk
Lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about how America's criminal justice system works against the poor and people of color. He argues that these issues are wrapped up in America's unexamined history.
About Bryan Stevenson
Lawyer Bryan Stevenson has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He's the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, and confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill.
Stevenson's work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him numerous awards, including a MacArthur fellowship and 14 honorary doctorate degrees.
Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Solving It.
About Philip K. Howard's TED Talk
Lawyer Philip K. Howard says the U.S. has become a legal minefield — especially for teachers and doctors, whose work has been paralyzed by fear of lawsuits.
About Philip K. Howard
Attorney Philip K. Howard is a leading voice for legal reform in the U.S. In 2002, he formed the nonpartisan group Common Good to advocate for an overhaul of American law and government. Among Common Good's suggestions: specialized health care courts, which would give lower but smarter awards, and a project with the NYC Board of Education and the Teachers Union to change the disciplinary system in New York public schools. His forthcoming book is called The Rule Of Nobody.
Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Solving It.
About Rebecca Onie's TED Talk
Health advocate Rebecca Onie describes how our health care system can be restructured to prevent — and not just treat — illness.
About Rebecca Onie
In 1996, college sophomore Rebecca Onie had a realization: The U.S. health care system was not set up to diagnose or treat the socioeconomic issues that lead to poor health, and that health care providers are not given tools to address basic problems like nutrition and housing.
So she co-founded Health Leads, a program that uses a corp of trained college students to assist low-income patients to access food, heat, and other basic resources they need to be healthy. The program now operates in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, New York, Providence, and Washington, D.C. In 2009, Onie was awarded a MacArthur fellowship.