The Indian government says food prices have increased almost 20 percent over last year, reaching a 10-year high. That is adversely affecting most of India's 1.1 billion people. Worldfocus producers Mary Lockhart and Ara Ayer and correspondent Daljit Dhaliwal report on the food crisis from the slums to high-rise buildings of Delhi.
Mary Lockhart, Supervising Producer
Mary has worked as a television news producer for 20 years. Most recently she was the national producer for NBC News. From 1993 to 1995, Mary was a producer for CBS News. She spent five years in Boston as a producer for Christian Science Monitor Television and WCVB-TV. Mary has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and did news bureau tours in Moscow and London. She has received many awards including four Emmys, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, and the Massachusetts Broadcaster’s Association Award. From 1997 to 1998, Mary spent a year at the University of Michigan as a Knight Wallace Fellow where she studied law and society. From 2006 to 2008, Mary was senior policy officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle where she headed up content development for a multimedia educational center. She serves on the advisory board of the University of Washington’s Digital Media Program, and is a graduate of Smith College.
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Today is the 25th anniversary of the world's worst industrial accident in Bhopal, India. Last year, Daljit Dhaliwal visited Bhopal while reporting in India. She toured the site of the tragedy and saw how the people of the area still live with the aftermath. Also, in an extended interview, eyewitness Lalit Shastri describes the horror of the event.
Minister of Health Khaw Boon Wan explains Singapore's health care system and compares it to systems in the U.S. and Britain in this extended interview.
According to the World Health Organization, Singapore has one of the best health care systems in the world. The U.S. spends nearly 17 percent of its GDP on health care, while Singapore spends about 4 percent.