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Global Politics

Education in Libya After Gaddafi

In the aftermath of the Libyan revolution, one thing that needs to be addressed is education. Not only are schools being purged of The Green Book, but lots of subjects need to be revamped and modernized. Don Duncan reports.

Lifestyle & Belief

Vietnam halts US adoption

Host Lisa Mullins speaks with adoption advocate Linh Song about Vietnam's announcement today that it will not renew its adoption agreement with the United States; the decision follows U.S. accusations of corruption in Vietnam's adoption system.

Conflict & Justice

Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman introduces us to Senegalese hip-hop artist Sister Fa, who has used her music to educate young people about the issues she cares about, such as female genital mutilation.

Arts, Culture & Media

Haiti's orphans

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Tom DiFilipo, head of the Joint Council on International Children's Services, about the plight of thousands of children left orphaned by the earthquake in Haiti.

Global Politics

Play deals with Catholic sex abuse

An orphaned choir boy is abused by his Catholic priest, and grows up to be a troubled parent. That's the plot of a play that opened last month in Regensburg, Germany, just as that city's real-life clergy abuse scandal came to light. Susan Stone reports.

Global Politics

Single Mothers in South Korea

Single Mothers day in South Korea is a day that's getting support from adoptees who've moved back to Korea. They'd like to see single motherhood become more acceptable there so that unwed mothers feel less pressure to put their babies up for adoption.

Global Politics

Norman Borlaug's life and legacy

PRI's The World speaks with Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute, about the life and career of Norman Borlaug, a scientist whose work developing high-yield crops earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. He died this past weekend.

Conflict & Justice

Haitian orphans

Dixie Bickel runs an orphanage about 15 miles out of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince. She has over 150 children to look after and like many others in the country she is now waiting for help to arrive. Anchor Marco Werman talks with Dixie.

Global Politics

Iran's population plan

Environmental journalist Fred Pearce says women all over the world are consciously chosing to have fewer kids, including Iran. Now Iran has a plan to boost its population. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

Conflict & Justice

Polygamy case in Canada

A court in British Columbia is hearing arguments in a case that could invalidate Canada's anti-polygamy laws. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details on the case from Daphne Bramham, a reporter with the Vancouver Sun newspaper.