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Global Politics

Haiti's slow reconstruction

Despite the billions of dollars pledged, reconstruction has been painfully slow. A million people live in tents in the capital and symbolic buildings still lie in ruins. Still, some neighborhoods are coming back to life. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Global Politics

Poverty in Afghanistan

A new survey released by the aid group Oxfam highlights some of the largest concerns of ordinary Afghans. According to the survey, their main concern is living in poverty. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the report's author, Ashley Jackson, who's in Kabul.

Lifestyle & Belief

Windpower from Scratch

After dropping out of school as a teenager because of poverty and drought William Kamkwamba built a windmill out of discarded materials in his village. Kamkwamba tells anchor Marco Werman how the windmill brought electricity to his tiny village in Malawi.

Lifestyle & Belief

Treating blindness in Africa

Health problems the afflict the world's poor have received unprecedented attention in recent years. But medical workers who focus on lesser known diseases say their efforts remain as difficult as ever. On PRI's The World.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

He's been sampled in dance tracks and he's recorded an introduction to Peter and the Wolf. But former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev has never sung on an album. Until now. The World's Marco Werman tells us about Gorbachev's CD for his late wife Raisa.

Health & Medicine

Geo answer

Today's answer is the Sudanese state of South Kurdufan. That's where emergency medical doctor James Maskalyk spent 6 months as a volunteer for Doctors Without Borders. He's written a book about his experience...and tells anchor Marco Werman about it.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

He's been sampled in dance tracks and he's recorded an introduction to Peter and the Wolf. But former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev has never sung on an album. Until now. The World's Marco Werman tells us about Gorbachev's CD for his late wife Raisa.

Lifestyle & Belief

Treating blindness in Africa

Health problems the afflict the world's poor have received unprecedented attention in recent years. But medical workers who focus on lesser known diseases say their efforts remain as difficult as ever. On PRI's The World.

Conflict & Justice

The cost of war

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Marc Garlasco, Senior Military Analyst at Human Rights Watch, who is in Gaza to study how the conflict there was fought -- on both sides. He's examining the human costs of war.

Lifestyle & Belief

Windpower from Scratch

After dropping out of school as a teenager because of poverty and drought William Kamkwamba built a windmill out of discarded materials in his village. Kamkwamba tells anchor Marco Werman how the windmill brought electricity to his tiny village in Malawi.

Conflict & Justice

The cost of war

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Marc Garlasco, Senior Military Analyst at Human Rights Watch, who is in Gaza to study how the conflict there was fought -- on both sides. He's examining the human costs of war.

Lifestyle & Belief

Windpower from Scratch

After dropping out of school as a teenager because of poverty and drought William Kamkwamba built a windmill out of discarded materials in his village. Kamkwamba tells anchor Marco Werman how the windmill brought electricity to his tiny village in Malawi.

Business, Finance & Economics

Davos note

Greenpeace Switzerland held its annual Public Eye Awards in Davos, Switzerland this week. The award was set up to shame companies considered the Public Eye jury deemed environmentally irresponsible. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

Global Politics

Poverty in Afghanistan

A new survey released by the aid group Oxfam highlights some of the largest concerns of ordinary Afghans. According to the survey, their main concern is living in poverty. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the report's author, Ashley Jackson, who's in Kabul.

Global Politics

Haiti's slow reconstruction

Despite the billions of dollars pledged, reconstruction has been painfully slow. A million people live in tents in the capital and symbolic buildings still lie in ruins. Still, some neighborhoods are coming back to life. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.