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Entries by Lucas Kavner from 04/2011

Young Activist Creates Local Jobs While Promoting Sustainability

Posted 04.01.2011 | Impact

This post is the last of our month-long series featuring Greatest Women of the Day, in recognition of Women's History Month. To nominate a Greatest W...

Young Hospital Director Creates Small Victories in Haiti

Posted 04.04.2011 | Impact

Conor Shapiro first visited Haiti as a sophomore at Middlebury College. He was a history major, not pre-med, and had gone with his father and an outsi...

Elementary School Principal Sells Her Shoes To Save Her District

Posted 04.05.2011 | Impact

To nominate a Greatest Person of the Day, e-mail Impact@huffingtonpost.com Michele Miller, principal at Jackson Elementary School in Sacramento's R...

Japanese Public Worker's Heroic Final Moments

Posted 04.05.2011 | Impact

Miki Endo, a 25-year-old public worker, saved thousands of lives in Minami Sanriku, one of the Japanese cities hardest hit by the tsunami. A circulat...

Juliano Mer-Khamis Dead: 'Miral' Actor Shot And Killed In West Bank

Posted 04.05.2011 | Entertainment

Juliano Mer-Khamis, a well-known director, activist, and star of Julian Schnabel's new film, "Miral," was shot and killed on Monday in the West Bank c...

Serving The Hungry In Recession-Hit Community

Posted 04.06.2011 | Impact

To nominate a Greatest Person of the Day, e-mail Impact@huffingtonpost.com From living out of her car to realizing her life's mission: Cheryl "Action...

14-Year-Old Raises Money To Fight Human Trafficking In Ghana

Posted 04.07.2011 | Impact

To nominate a Greatest Person of the Day, email impact@huffingtonpost.com Tyler Page was only 10 years old when he first realized he could have an ...

Do TV Shows Survive Without Their Stars?

Posted 04.07.2011 | Entertainment

As the fracas over Steve Carell's exit from "The Office" builds and the future of "Two and a Half Men" remains in jeopardy, it seemed like a good time...

Soap Operas: Can They Survive?

Posted 04.08.2011 | Media

"All My Children" is hanging on for dear life. After moving the entire production from New York to Los Angeles to save money, publicly cutting the ...

Wrestler Promotes LGBT Support Among Athletes

Posted 04.08.2011 | Impact

Hudson Taylor, an All-American wrestler and coach at Columbia University, wants to eliminate homophobia from all levels of sports. "I've been wrest...

Charlie Sheen Fans React To Radio City Show (VIDEO)

Posted 04.10.2011 | Entertainment

Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth has officially morphed into a Benign Paddle Boat of Stories. That much has been made clear after Sheen's...

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Launch 'Real Men Don't Buy Girls' Campaign (VIDEO)

Posted 04.11.2011 | Impact

The Demi and Ashton Foundation (DNA), founded by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, launches its "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" interactive video campaign thi...

Military Wife Provides Support To Families Of The Fallen

Posted 04.11.2011 | Impact

In 1992, Bonnie Carroll's life stopped. That was the year her husband, Tom, a commanding officer for the Alaska Army National Guard, was killed alo...

Teen Military Daughters Launch Sisterhood For Military Kids

Posted 04.12.2011 | Impact

Moranda Hern was 15 years old when her father, Lietenant Colonel Rick Hern, was deployed to Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan. In the months that ...

Student Vets Advocate Eases Military Transitions

Posted 04.13.2011 | Impact

Jeremy Glasstetter was building small airplanes at a private airstrip in Florida when the events of 9/11 forced him out of a job and led him to questi...

'Happy Endings' Creator Talks Up New ABC Comedy

Posted 04.13.2011 | Entertainment

For every sitcom about young friends hanging out, there seems to be another show about young friends hanging out, but David Caspe is hoping you give h...

Virginia Mother Creates Fund For Her Fallen Son

Posted 04.14.2011 | Impact

On Mother's Day, 2005, the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and Military Chaplain came to Beth Belle's home in Fairfax, Virginia, and told her that her s...

'Atlas Shrugged' Film Turns To Tea Party For Support

Posted 04.14.2011 | Entertainment

The marketing team behind the film adaptation of Atlas Shrugged, the first of a three-part series based on Ayn Rand's cult classic novel about the dan...

Injured Georgia Serviceman And His Family Find Solace Through Wounded Warrior Project

Posted 04.15.2011 | Impact

Ask Technical Sergeant Tom Marcum what injuries he sustained over the course of his seven deployments overseas since he joined the Air Force in 1996, ...

After The Oil Spill: 11-Year-Old Draws Birds For Recovery Efforts

Posted 04.18.2011 | Impact

"I just wanted to help out," Olivia Bouler said. "So I came up with this idea." Olivia, an 11-year-old Long Island native, spent a lot of time near...

Why You're Not Watching Friday Night Lights

| Posted 04.18.2011 | Entertainment

Friday Night Lights, which has only gotten better in recent years, debuted its final season to middling ratings. Why can't this phenomenal show succeed?

'Opening Act' Drama Program For Marginalized Schools Inspires Students

Posted 04.19.2011 | Impact

Julia Kamin, a self-diagnosed theatre geek in her teenage years, never really anticipated how much her own interests would impact kids in need. "I ...

Pulitzer Prize 2011: Winner Jennifer Egan On The Tedium Of Writing

Posted 04.19.2011 | Books

Yesterday, the writer Jennifer Egan was announced as the 2011 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for her book, A Visit From The Goon Squad. ...

Could Glenn Beck Be The Next Jon Stewart?

Posted 04.20.2011 | Media

At a recent tour stop in Albany, Glenn Beck made a few announcements that roused the press. Chief among them: he planned sell his Connecticut mansion ...

Joel McHale, 'Community' Star, On His Hectic Schedule And The Season Finale

Posted 04.22.2011 | Entertainment

Joel McHale is a busy man. Aside from his current leading role on NBC's genre-hopping Thursday night comedy, "Community," he continues to host E!'s bi...