Hi from Rick: Hunger, Hope, and Thoughtful Travels
Thirty years ago, I found myself on the edge of a vast canyon in Guatemala. Instead of a lush forest or meandering river, the canyon was filled with garbage. And stretching before me were a thousand people scavenging the dump to find anything that could be sold to support their families.
Last spring, I stood at the edge of that same canyon. I was there to film my new TV special, "Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala." It struck me that the people I saw sorting through the mounds of trash were likely the children of the scavengers I had seen decades earlier.
I've wanted to do this show for a long time — ever since I first visited Central America and got a life-changing peek into daily life for the more than 700 million people on our planet who live in extreme poverty… Read more