PRI's The World: 5/28/14

May 28, 2014

PRI's The World: 5/28/14

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May 28, 2014

President Obama makes a big foreign policy speech at West Point on Wednesday and also speaks out about Nigeria and Boko Haram. Plus, a photographer helps put a face on those kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. She's been taking photos of the belongings they left behind. And, we remember poet Maya Angelou and sample her Calypso side.

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Conflict & Justice

These photos show the missing Nigerian girls as real people, as individuals


It's been a month an a half since hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. But despite the global attention, we still know very little about the missing girls themselves. Glenna Gordon realized that although she could not photograph the girls, she could photograph their personal possessions as a way to highlight who they are.

Health & Medicine

This catchy West African dance tune carries a public health message about Ebola

When you hear a catchy dance tune and find out it's called "Ebola's in Town," you might assume the song is about some cool person named Ebola. But no, it's about the deadly virus that's currently taking lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The song was recorded by three musicians from Liberia and the lyrics are about how to avoid contracting the Ebola virus but along the way it over-reaches and feeds into the stigma against the disease.