Financial literacy for all Businessman and social entrepreneur John Hope Bryant has spent much of his career working to eradicate poverty and improve financial literacy in inner city communities. He says a close look at the decisions consumers make explains why many have become victims of the recession.9:06 a.m.
John Hope Bryant: Founder and chairman of Operation HOPE and vice chair of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. He is the author of "Banking on Our Future."
Light at the end of the tunnel? Several major banks are posting big profits, yet lending is still not at previous levels. One optimistic analyst interprets this mixed message, along with other good news from Wall Street, as an indicator that the economic recession will soon be over.9:45 a.m.
Lakshman Achuthan: Managing director of the Economic Cycles Research Institute.
A young doctor serves in Africa One ER physician's desire to heal led him to a contested border town in Sudan, Africa. James Maskalyk treated people for starvation and fought a measles epidemic amid war.10:06 a.m.
James Maskalyk: Assistant professor in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine, and a founding editor of the medical journal Open Medicine. His book "Six Months in Sudan" chronicles his medical service in the war-torn town of Abyei in Sudan.