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.
In Ethiopia, having eight children is not uncommon. To reduce birth rates, the government has enlisted the help of health workers and religious leaders. Their goal: change attitudes about what constitutes an "ideal" family.
When Paul Salopek began his 21,000-mile-long walk from Ethiopia, he sought to find stories that would only come from "slow journalism." In the Fertile Crescent near the border of Turkey and Georgia, he found one, told by a shepherd whose home was about to disappear.
For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the Afar Rift in northeastern Ethiopia. That's where scientists found a 4.4 million-year-old hominid skeleton. Anchor Werman speaks with Tim White and Owen Lovejoy about their findings.
Ethiopia has a small slice of the Caribbean in it. 60 years ago, Emperor Haile Selassie set aside 500 acres for western Blacks who wanted to return to Africa. Hundreds of Rastafarians have taken up the offer but they haven't always been welcome.
Two women named Lucy are in the news today. One is the schoolgirl who inspired the Beatles's song ï¿½Lucy in the Sky with Diamondsï¿½ï¿½the other a multi-million year-old skeleton. Anchor Marco Werman makes the connection.