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The World's Family Choices Series Prompts Debate Around Family Size in US

Prompted by The World's series on family choices in Africa, public media stations across the US debated issues around family size. WFAE, WVXU, WCPN, and KCUR discussed the economics of family size, the changing ideals around the perfect number of children, and to what extent "choice" over family size realistically factors in for American women and parents-to-be.

Development & Education

Kenyan communities succeed in managing scarce water, where aid projects once foundered

Water is the most precious resource for communities around the globe. Yet, surprisingly, aid projects to drill wells in Kenya often failed because people didn't maintain the wells. Now communities are taking responsibility for cooperatively managing their water and their success is leading them to tackle other problems, like education.

Lighting Africa

PRI's The BBC's Robert Walker reports on a new initiative launched by the World Bank to bring electricity to sub-Saharan Africa. The project is called "Lighting Africa."