Author Archives: Lillie Bleau

January 17, 2017

Mother with a Big Heart: Newest Nigerian Chief Works for Empowerment in Villages

January 17, 2017 — Joan Jeremiah didn’t expect to be named a Chief, and she certainly didn’t expect to be named Chief in a town where she didn’t grow up and where there had been no previous female chiefs. But that’s what happened. Joan, a woman who works...

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September 21, 2015

Kendeda Fund Awards Population Media Center $1.4M to Fight Child Marriage in Nepal

September 21, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – The Kendeda Fund, a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to supporting the dignity of individuals and the sustainability of communities through investments in transformative leaders and ideas, has awarded $1.4 million to Population Media Center (PMC) for a new national radio...

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August 17, 2015

Performers Bring Passion for Music and Social Justice to PMC’s “Zoukoutap”

August 17, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – In order for Population Media Center’s (PMC) entertainment-education programming to be effective, the entertainment component must come first—our serial dramas can’t educate listeners if they aren’t compelled to tune in again and again, week after week. For us and our...

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August 13, 2015

Elton Sherwin: Child Brides and Why I Support PMC

August 13, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – Part of what makes Population Media Center (PMC) so compelling to so many supporters is that our work touches on such a myriad of important social, health, and environmental issues. For some, it’s our work on extinction of species and...

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August 4, 2015

Population Media Center Texas Chapter Announces New Executive Director

August 4, 2015 — BEDFORD, TX – The Texas Chapter of Population Media Center (PMC-Texas) has announced the hiring of Yvette Hanshaw as its new Executive Director. Officially filling the role in June 2015, Hanshaw is leading PMC-Texas’s efforts to generate awareness and grassroots engagement in environmental and...

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July 17, 2015

Radio Dramas to Hit the Airwaves in Nigeria

July 17, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – Two radio soap operas have hit the airwaves in Nigeria. The dramas, Tafigawalo (Working towards Change) in Pidgin, and Hannunka Mai Sanda (Power in your Hands) in Hausa, began broadcast on 6 July 2015. The programs, written and produced by...

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July 10, 2015

World Population Day Global Petition

July 10, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — Global Population Speak Out (Speak Out), an international environmental activist network, is petitioning Pope Francis to end the Holy Catholic Church’s opposition to the use of modern contraceptives. The launch of Speak Out’s petition coincides with World Population Day, July...

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June 25, 2015

“Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot” Circles The Globe

June 25, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT, June 25, 2015 – A provocative new environmental book, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) has become an international media sensation. Featuring over 200 heart-wrenching images, the powerful book brings stark attention to the growing crisis posed by overdevelopment and human population size...

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May 15, 2015

University High School Student Wins Statewide Video Contest About Population

May 15, 2015 — TUCSON, AZ– Joyce Wang, a student at University High School in Tucson, has won the $1,000 grand prize in a video contest sponsored by the Population Media Center’s Arizona Chapter. Her video, “Fuel,” featured Tucson street scenes and showed the contributions to climate change...

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May 13, 2015

Entertainment that Helps to Save Lives in Brazil

May 13, 2015 — RIO DE JANEIRO – It began with a simple chest pain. Later on, “Cadu” was not able to perform small gestures like climbing two or three steps or play beach soccer with his son. It could have been the symptoms of low blood pressure,...

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March 19, 2015

Laney Thornton Discusses Why He Gives to PMC and the Opportunities of an Effective, Scalable Solution

March 19, 2015 — When Laney Thornton thinks about philanthropy, he thinks about long-term sustainability, which leads him toward numerous environmental initiatives, but he also thinks about opportunities for his own learning and for the greatest impact. “PMC is one of my top organizations in terms of giving...

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