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Science, Tech & Environment

Raising Bangladesh

Some of the countries most at risk from climate change are low-lying nations. And chief among them is the South Asian country of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is experimenting with floods to prevent floods. Daniel Grossman has our story on PRI's The World.

Global Politics

Geo answer and Global Hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Igloolik, Nunavut. This town is home to Artcirq, an Inuit community circus troupe that will perform at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC next year. Boston Globe reporter Linda Matchan speaks with anchor Jeb Sharp.

Global Politics

Protecting themselves in Juarez

Residents in the Mexican border city of Juarez are increasingly forming neighborhood associations and blocking off streets in an effort shield themselves from ongoing drug violence. Monica Ortiz Uribe discovered the trend is uniting neighborhoods.

Lifestyle & Belief

Mexican school for midwives

Midwives have helped the women of rural Mexico to give birth. But that's a tradition that's dying out, as more women deliver their babies in hospitals. Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe found one clinic where Mexican women can still learn to become midwives.