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Development & Education

Development & Education

Home schooling

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Jill Tucker talks about the recent California state appeals court ruling which declared that homeschooling by parents without teaching credentials is illegal.

Conflict & Justice

Israel's gender-segregated buses

The World's Quil Lawrence reports that some public buses in Israel are segregated by gender -- men in front, women in the back, and some Israelis like the practice because it discourages unwanted contact between men and women

Environment

Population versus consumption

We often blame rising population for the depletion of natural resources, but Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond tells host Bruce Gellerman that we should really be more concerned about increased rates of consumption, especially in affluent Western societies.

Environment

World's cheapest car, The

Host Steve Curwood talks with Sunita Narain, director of the Center for Science and the Environment in Delhi, about what the Nano Car could mean for the developing world and how India should handle its transportation issues.

Conflict & Justice

Part II: Rwanda's gacaca courts

In Rwanda, a huge legal experiment is underway. It's called Gacaca. Since 1994 the government has struggled to administer justice to hundreds of thousands of genocide suspects. A UN court was set up in Tanzania to try high level suspects. The regular Rwandan courts began processing the rest. But they were soon overwhelmed. So the government adapted a traditional form of dispute resolution into a grassroots apparatus for trying genocide cases.

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