Brazil

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 When reporter Cecilia Vaisman visited Curitiba, Brazil in 1994, she learned how a city with a growing population and outdated infrastructure transformed into a sustainable and wonderfully livable city, with lots of green space, recycling programs, and an efficient rapid transit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.

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.

Environment

Geo answer: Acre

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the name of a Brazilian state with a new state-run condom factory. The answer is Acre. The condom factory will soon be producing condoms made from rubber harvested in the Amazon rainforest..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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