Ecuador is working on a deal to lock up 1/5 of its oil reserves in exchange for $3.5B. The deal would also preserve some of the most bio-diverse forest on earth.
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.
Rick Rowley was interviewed on Democracy Now! on September 14th about his interaction with Abu Risha in Amman, Jordan during one of his last taped interviews. Abu Risha's death is considered a major setback for U.S. forces in Anbar. Democracy Now! broadcasts never-before-seen excerpts of Abu Risha in this broadcast exclusive.
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.
Fighting the war against sand - Outlook talks to the photojournalist who has travelled across the spreading deserts of China where more and more people are becoming environmental refugees - it's now estimated that almost one fifth of China's land area is now desert.
Gallagher's interview begins at 16:56.
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.
Daniel Brook's Pulitzer Center project on Mohamed Atta, "The Architect of 9/11," was featured in a segment on WBUR's "Here and Now" on Nov. 9.
Mr. Bigg's is the largest fast food chain in Africa's most populous country. This Nigerian chain, loosely modeled on McDonald's, offers hamburgers and French fries as well as local fare. But running a fast food operation is no easy feat in a country beset by mismanagement, corruption, and a lack of infrastructure. David Hecht reports.
This story also aired on KUOW on Oct. 26.
Like India, Pakistan has its share of call centers, offering everything from customer service and tech support to health insurance and home security systems. Jessica Partnow takes us through a night in the life of Ali Jaffri, a professional telemarketer in Lahore.
In Africa's refugee camps, having access to basic health care isn't easy. Resources are limited, safety is uncertain, and aid agencies have to work harder to save lives. Ernest Waititu spent an evening riding along in the only ambulance serving Kenya's sprawling Kakuma Refugee Camp. The camp is home to more than 40,000 refugees from more than 10 countries in Eastern Africa.
In this broadcast of Bread and Roses, Gabriele Ross interviews Deena Guzder on Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, particularly in Thailand.