Brazil

Brazil dam collapse death toll rises to 60, hundreds still missing

Firefighters in the state of Minas Gerais have confirmed 60 people dead in Friday's disaster, in which a tailings dam broke sending a torrent of sludge into the miner's offices and the town of Brumadinho. Nearly 300 other people are unaccounted for, and officials said it was unlikely that any would be found alive.

Global Politics

Social divisions linger after Brazil's elections

In addition to sparking public violence, political divisions have cut deeply into the private lives of Brazilian families. One week after Brazil voted in the far-right Jair Bolsonaro as their next president, reporter Catherine Osborn met up with a 35-year-old banker from Rio de Janeiro named Raquel to speak about how the election had affected her relationships.

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Cyro Baptista

Brazilian-born Cyro Baptista was named the 2007 Percussionist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. He's on Fair Game to discuss his music, and his latest album, Banquet of the Spirits.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cyro Baptista

Brazilian-born Cyro Baptista was named the 2007 Percussionist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. He's on Fair Game to discuss his music, and his latest album, Banquet of the Spirits.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cyro Baptista

Brazilian-born Cyro Baptista was named the 2007 Percussionist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. He's on Fair Game to discuss his music, and his latest album, Banquet of the Spirits.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Paulo Morelli

Director Paulo Morelli talks to Faith about his new film, City of Men, the sequel to City of God, his 2002 Academy Award-nominated film that delved into the culture of Rio De Janiero's sprawling "favela" slums.

Science, Tech & Environment

Economy of green

Creating green jobs in the next decade will spur the American economy towards future growth. That's according to Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, a 2001 Nobel Prize winner and economics professor at Columbia University, who talked with host Steve Curwood.

Science, Tech & Environment

Green goes to the boardroom

More and more companies are finding ways to make economic growth with environmental benchmarks part of their mandates. Fred Krupp, author of 'Earth: The Sequel' and president of Environmental Defense Fund, tells host Steve Curwood, the profit motive that helped create global warming can also help solve it.

Science, Tech & Environment

Vision of a sustainable city

In honor of Earth Day, we revisit some of our favorite stories. When reporter Cecilia Vaisman visited Curitiba, Brazil in 1994, she learned how a city with a growing population and outdated infrastructure transformed into a sustainable and wonderfully livable city, with lots of green space, recycling programs, and an efficient rapid transit system.

Science, Tech & Environment

Urban visionary

Curitiba, Brazil's model sustainable city, was largely the brainchild of Jaime Lerner. As three-time mayor of the city, he created a rapid transit bus system, increased the amount of green space, and encouraged children and adults alike to recycle. Jaime Lerner joins host Steve Curwood and says all cities have the potential for environmental success.