Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Faced with lingering questions about medical care for volunteers, sexual assaults and even murder, the Peace Corps is pushing to address concerns and modernize its application process.

For more than a half-century, the Peace Corps has sent young American volunteers to remote locations around the globe to promote world peace and friendship. In response to lingering questions about health care and safety for volunteers after a death from illness, a murder and sexual assaults, the agency's new director is updating policies and addressing concerns. She joins Kojo to discuss the challenges, both practical and political, that face the Peace Corps in the twenty-first century.

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