charity http://kuow.org en Fighting Breast Cancer: To Pink Or Not To Pink? http://kuow.org/post/fighting-breast-cancer-pink-or-not-pink-0 <p>It&#39;s October: the month of Halloween, fall weather and pink. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and its symbol is the pink ribbon.</p><p>Susan G. Komen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the Cure is one of the largest breast cancer charities in the world. It partners with corporations to brand pink ribbon product lines for the month of October: pink&nbsp;Purina pet food, pink&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Y</span>oplait<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> yogurt and pink buckets of K</span>entucky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fried Chicken, to name a few. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But critics say the branding benefits companies more than charity. Steve Scher talks with Dr. Samantha King, director of Queen&#39;s University school of </span><span class="st">kinesiology </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and health studies and the author of &quot;Pink Ribbons, Inc: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philan</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">thropy.&quot; </span> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:05:32 +0000 Steve Scher & David Hyde 21533 at http://kuow.org Fighting Breast Cancer: To Pink Or Not To Pink? Are We Too Charitable With Charities? http://kuow.org/post/are-we-too-charitable-charities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There are 1.1 million charities in the US and they raise around $1.5 trillion a year. But former NPR Chief Executive Ken Stern thinks we don’t ask enough about the charities we give to. What should we be asking? Ross Reynolds talks with Ken Stern about his new book, "With Charity for All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give."</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:45:51 +0000 Producer 8762 at http://kuow.org Are We Too Charitable With Charities?