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Global Hit Siba

The World's William Troop tells us about a musician from Brazil named Siba. He specializes in a kind of poetic street music that is popular in Brazil's northeastern corner. This is not samba, or bossa nova.

Violence in parts of Kenya

The violence in Kenya today was especially fierce in the western town of Kisumu, and Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with long-time Kisumu resident Eden Grace.

China comments on Kenya unrest

A commentary in China's official Communist Party newspaper blames Western-style democracy for the political unrest in Kenya, and Anchor Lisa Mullins gets reaction from Akwe Amosu, senior policy analyst for Africa at the Open Society Institute.

Environment

E-waste youth activist

Living on Earth interviews Alex Lin, who won the Brower Youth Award for his pioneering work on electronic waste. Lin recycled and refurbishes computers for kids in the U.S. and around the world.

Environment

Java trees

Indonesia planted millions of trees to absorb the greenhouse gases caused by the December 2007 Bali climate conference, but the nation's record on tree conservation has been dismal. Java used to be home to one of the world's oldest teak forests, but illegal logging, fires, and government mis-management have destroyed the trees.

Environment

Wind-up lights in Africa

More than a half a billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa don't have access to electricity. But now, a non-profit organization that has had success with its wind-up radio is using the same technology to turn on the lights. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

A Movement Leader Speaks

Nobel Prize winning environmental leader Wangari Maathai talks about her recent book ?and how colonialism can strip a people of their culture.

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."

Zambian Goldman Prize Winner

Hammerskjoeld Simwinga's work to end elephant poaching and promote community development in Zambia has won him this year's Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa.

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The Netherlands to immigrants: Speak Dutch

Large-scale migration from Morocco to the Netherlands started in the 1960s under a guest worker program. But when Dutch officials realized that families from Morocco and elsewhere weren’t returning to their homelands, they tried to get them to learn Dutch. When that only partially worked, attitudes hardened.