Ralph talks to aviation expert, William McGee, about the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and pays tribute to his grandniece, who was one of the fatalities. Plus, Colman McCarthy returns to update us on the progress his Center For Teaching Peace has made in getting the study of peace into the curriculums of America’s schools.
“Samya Stumo was all of 24 years old, a coming leader from the young generation. Her mission was global health – not just diagnosis and treatment. Her mission was prevention. And she’d already had a lot of experience. She graduated the University of Massachusetts, then the University of Copenhagen where she spent time in Africa conducting her studies to get a Master’s in Global Health. She also spent time in Peru. And she had peer-reviewed studies published in professional journals. She was multi-lingual. At just 24, people who worked with her saw enormous leadership emanating from her sparkling personality. She had a way with people, a way to motivate them. She had enormous compassion coupled with intellectual rigor. She knew how to cut right through a bureaucracy. She was very direct. It’s a terrible loss not just to us and the family, but it’s a loss to humanity. Think of the people whose lives she would have saved.”
Ralph Nader on the loss of his grandniece, Samya Stumo, in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302
William McGee is an award-winning travel journalist and the aviation advisor for Consumer Reports, who also writes a monthly travel column for USA Today. Mr. McGee also spent nearly seven years in airline flight operations management. He has also written an exposé of the airline industry entitled, “Attention All Passengers: The Airlines’ Dangerous Descent and What You Can Do to Reclaim Our Skies.”
Colman McCarthy is a journalist, teacher, lecturer, pacifist, progressive, and long-time peace activist who directs the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington, D.C. Washingtonian magazine has called him “the liberal conscience of The Washington Post.” Mr. McCarthy’s books include “I’d Rather Teach Peace” and “All of One Peace.”