Two COSAT students traveled to China for a chemistry competition. In the process, they learned a lot of lessons — about snow, about perceptions of Africans, and about chopsticks.
Hundreds of garment factories reopened in Bangladesh after three days of protests about pay and working conditions. We hear from some survivors of the devastating factory collapse in Dhaka. Also, an Italian photographer documents old Hollywood sets in North Africa. And the power of political cartoons to rattle despots and citizens alike. Those stories and more on PRI’s The World.
Visual artist Ra di Martino grew up loving Star Wars. A few years ago, she set out to photograph the ruins of the old sets used to film the movie’s desert scenes. It took her to Morocco, and Tunisia, where she found the house Luke Skywalker lived in.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for May 17, 2013 by the following artists: John Williams, Kerekes Band, Habib Koite & Bambada, Ali Akbar Kahn, Jose Zeca Neves, Drumagick.
A high profile case of child rape and human trafficking of teenage girls in the UK has led to the conviction of Pakistani and North African origin. The men are expected to be sentenced next month. Talat Ahmed is Chair of the Social and Family affairs committee for the Muslim Council of Britain.
Language news with Cartoon Queen Carol and Patrick. We discuss the future of Yoruba, wine flavors in Chinese, some great subtitled TV dramas that Americans are missing out on and much more.
Could you hack it at the Centre of Science and Technology? Take this short math quiz to find out.
For most of us, when we want to make a major purchase, we apply for a loan. But what if you have no credit score? That’s the case for many immigrants living in the United States – here legally or not. But one non-profit organization in San Francisco has adopted a novel way to try and change that.
Butchering chicken and meat. It’s dangerous, low-paying factory work–and it leans heavily on immigrant workers, sometimes illegally. Just like farm work, immigration reform could change this industry dramatically, from granting workers legal status to offering temporary work visas. At the same time, some immigrants are deciding to move on from such tough work. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch reports from Missouri.
Syria is high on the agenda as President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron meet at the Oval Office. Also, the dangers of walking to school in South Africa. And, the first music video from space.
In poor urban neighborhoods in Africa, children face many obstacles to obtaining a good education. One is simply getting to school.
Our Geo Quiz Monday takes us to a river in southern Africa where Paul Templer was leading a canoe safari back in 1996. He can’t easily forget what happened: He was half swallowed by a hippo and lived to tell the tale.
Earlier this week, reporter Anders Kelto asked a student at COSAT why she had missed class. In perfectly measured tones, she told a truly heart-breaking story, and one that revealed some of the challenges of teaching in Khayelitsha.
Marco speaks with Ron Layton of Light Years IP about helping indigenous people gaining the legal rights to their cultural property.
A New York City Council hearing reviewed a proposal that would give legal immigrants the right to vote. New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm sponsored the bill. He is a democrat, and represents District 25 in the city, including the immigrant-rich neighborhoods of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.