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Israeli growers on strike

Many farms rely on foreigners to do back-breaking, low-paying jobs. In Israel, that means importing farm workers from Thailand but the Israeli government now limits the number of guest workers. Israeli growers are protesting. Matthew Bell reports.

Politics

Land deals of wealthy nations

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, about land deals between countries. More needs to be done to insure the lands deals are done in a responsible way.

Arts, Culture & Media

Food as fine art

In the Geo Quiz, we're looking for the Moon City. So where is it? For starters it's not on the moon. Host Marco Werman takes us to a restaurant in the Moon City where owner Andres Jaramillo has taken food and entertainment planning to a fine art.

Arts, Culture & Media

Palenque Palenque

For today's Global Hit, we hear the sounds of African influence in Colombia. A new collection called Palenque Palenque shows how Afro roots music asserted in the 70s and 80s within a salsa-dominant country.

Conflict & Justice

Haiti's restavek' children

�Restaveks'. It's an old cultural institution that nowadays often equates to child slavery. The UN estimates that 183,000 Haitian children are restaveks. Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour from WAMU visited a special school for these children.

Politics

How cholera outbreak started

Scientists are still trying to understand how the cholera epidemic in Haiti began. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with public health and cholera expert Rita Colwell. She says the right environmental conditions were there for the outbreak to flourish.

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