Development & Education

Environment

Coney Island Sunshine

The New York subway system has one of the best environmental designs of recent years: Coney Island's Stillwell Avenue terminal, one block from the Atlantic Ocean, is topped by a state-of-the-art photovoltaic glass roof. Kurt checked it out with architect Greg Kiss.

Development & Education

Peru's education efforts

Peru recently imposed a nationwide teachers test in an effort to improve the country's education system, but unfortunately, more than 90-percent of the teachers failed the exam, as The BBC's Dan Collyns reports from Lima.

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.

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