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Nepal Earthquake Relief – One month after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, humanitarian workers are still struggling to help the more than 8 million people affected. Kim Lawton talks with Kent Hill, senior vice president of international programs for World Vision U.S. about the challenges of delivering immediate aid while also working for long-term recovery.
Homeless Female Veterans – This Memorial Day weekend, the nation remembers military men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to the country. Many returning service members have challenges trying resume their lives. Correspondent Bob Faw reports on the situation for women – many of them single mothers – who come back to neither jobs nor homes, and looks at Final Salute, a group trying to help them. (Originally broadcast in February 2015) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2015/05/20/february-6-2015-final-salute-homeless-female-veterans/25156/
Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School – In Newark, New Jersey, in the midst of the violence, drugs, broken families and poverty, Benedictine monks have found ways to successfully educate young men from the worst neighborhoods and enable nearly all of them to graduate. Judy Valente visits Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School.