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Homosexuals Find Acceptance in Voodoo

Sanon Webster Jr.'s home collapsed during the devastating earthquake in Haiti. He now lives with five young men who, like him, are both voodoo priests and gay. Lisa Armstrong reports on how gay men find refuge from homophobia in Voodoo.

This segment was produced by Outer Voices. Support for the Lisa Armstrong and Andre Lambertson's reporting was provided by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This Outer Voices podcast series was made possible with the support of the Schulz Donor Advised Fund of Sonoma County.

In the Kano Maternity Ward

Families in Kano, Nigeria struggle to procure blood for mothers suffering from obstetric hemorrhage during delivery. A new blood bank next to the hospital offers hope.

This segment was produced by Outer Voices. The Outer Voices podcast series was made possible with the support of the Schulz Donor Advised Fund of Sonoma County.

Boat Clinics on the Brahmaputra

The mighty Brahmaputra River separates thousands from adequate healthcare facilities in Assam, India. Boat Clinics run by the Center for Northeast Studies and Policy Research navigate through the shallow waters to reach the inhabitants of the river's islands.

This segment was produced by Outer Voices. Support for Hanna Wingber Win's reporting was provided by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This Outer Voices podcast series was made possible with the support of the Schulz Donor Advised Fund of Sonoma County.

Maternal Mortality in Assam's Tea Gardens

Assam has the highest maternal mortality rates in India. Although the Indian government has increased it efforts to decrease maternal deaths, thousands of children still lose their mothers in childbirth.

This segment was produced by Outer Voices. Support for Hanna Ingber Win's reporting was provided by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. This Outer Voices podcast series was made possible with the support of the Schulz Donor Advised Fund of Sonoma County.

Life beyond birth, India

If Sulekha Lohar had only had access to an ambulance instead of that handcart.

If the clinic just had a doctor, instead of just empty shelves.

If the hospital only had a bloodbank, as we hear from American journalist Hanna Ingber Win, Sulekha's children might still have their Mother.

Also, a troubling closeup on reproductive health in one small part of the developing world there from Hanna, who specialises in maternal mortality reporting.

CBC Radio interviews Vanessa Gezari

While the White House considers whether to send more American troops into Afghanistan, it's also being asked to send in more anthropologists and social scientists.

They're part of an experiment to help U.S. forces understand the place and the people they're dealing with.

Civillian academics are embedded with front-line soldiers to advise on local customs and politics.

It's called "The Human Terrain System" and it began in Iraq two years ago. Not everyone approves. And it's not without dangers. Three of them have been killed in action.

Farming and Famine in Nigeria

A generation ago, the African nation of Nigeria launched a plan to embrace modern farming. But today the country is more dependent than ever on imported food. To find out what went wrong with these agricultural efforts, reporter David Hecht travels to a Nigerian village he first visited in the 1980s.