"If these were non-aboriginal children, all the resources would be in their schools," First Nations representative Charlie Angus says. "When they’re aboriginal children, well, 'Hey, you can take a number and stand in line.'"
Three years after endorsing the use of DDT in poor countries to control malaria, the World Health Organization is reversing its policy. Brenda Eskenazi, an epidemiologist at UC Berkeley, talks with Living on Earth's Steve Curwood.
The United States has been helping the Colombian military fight a war on coca, the plant used to make cocaine. There are efforts to help farmers find alternatives to growing coca. Living on Earth's Conrad Fox reports on one of these alternatives.
Despite the escalating violence in Afghanistan, for some Afghans who can afford it, there are still some luxuries to enjoy at least for now, as Reporter Gregory Warner visited the only plastic surgery clinic in the capital, Kabul.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mary Olive Smith, the producer of the new film, "A Walk to Beautiful,ï¿½ a film which documents the work being done at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia's capital city
Thousands of Rwandan women became pregnant as a result of mass rape during the Rwandan genocide. The children born of those pregnancies are now coming into adolescence -- on the margins of Rwandan society. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
The World's Katy Clark reports on the challenges faced by female veterans after they return from Iraq and Afghanistan; many of them face mental health issues, but little is known about how they are coping.
Recent studies suggest that male circumcision can provide some protection against HIV infection. Health officials in Uganda would like to promote male circumcision as part of a campaign to reduce HIV/AIDS. But Uganda's president doesn't support the idea
Psychologists and physical therapists believe learning to tango can help people suffering from Alzheimers, Parkinson's Disease, and depression, and Richard Reynolds finds out more at the first International Conference on Tango Therapy.