A Talk with Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Wangari Maathai
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Wangari Maathai has reconfigured the Kenyan landscape, literally and figuratively. Her Green Belt Movement has planted more than thirty million trees, empowered a generation of women, and affected social change throughout Africa. NPR's Tony Cox talks with Dr. Maathai about her life before and after winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
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