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Science, Tech & Environment

Toilet Tales: Water and Waste

The humble flush toilet is a technological wonder that carries our waste safely away from our homes and workplaces. Yet roughly 2.5 billion people don’t have access to decent sanitation. And even for those who do, the toilet is an imperfect solution that often creates problems of its own. The World’s special five-part series “Toilet Tales: Water and Waste” examines efforts to solve those problems around the world, from China to India to Haiti to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Science, Tech & Environment

Toilet Tales: Water and Waste

The humble flush toilet is a technological wonder that carries our waste safely away from our homes and workplaces. Yet roughly 2.5 billion people don’t have access to decent sanitation. And even for those who do, the toilet is an imperfect solution that often creates problems of its own. The World’s special five-part series “Toilet Tales: Water and Waste” examines efforts to solve those problems around the world, from China to India to Haiti to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Conflict & Justice

As we remember the Boston Marathon tragedy, should we try to forget the alleged bombers?

This weekend, a dancer and runner who lost her foot in the Boston Marathon bombing refused to go on a national television show about the tragedy without a guarantee — she didn't want the names of the alleged bombers mentioned. PRI's The World senior producer Jeb Sharp looks at why some people need to move on, while others still want to understand what happened.