LendingTree chief economist Tendayi Kapfidze and author Kristin Tate discuss why Sen. Bernie Sanders' four percent tax proposal on certain income brackets could hurt the economy. Scientist Nestor Gregorio works with communities across the Philippines to help them become stakeholders in restoring their land—and leaders in sustainable, low-tech solutions for reforestation.
The potential for replanting in the Philippines is great, because it is one of the most deforested countries on the planet. In 1900, tropical rainforests covered more than 70 percent of the archipelago. By 1990, that tree cover had plummeted to 19 percent.
In 2011, a presidential order created the Philippines National Greening Program with a goal of reforesting 3.7 million acres, an area about the size of Connecticut. In 2015, the plan was expanded to 5.6 million acres. The world is on edge following an airstrike President Trump ordered on Baghdad, which resulted in the death of top Iranian military official, Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The attack is the second this week, and the Trump administration says it was in direct response to violent acts Iran committed against Americans. Iran has vowed vengeance on the United States, and the world is now asking, "What happens next?" Jamal Abdi, the president of the National Iranian American Council, told host Jamal Simmons this "will unify Iran. We asked stars at Sunday's SAG Awards what they make of all the news surrounding Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry - and if the couple should make Los Angeles their home.