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Lifestyle & Belief

Windpower from Scratch

After dropping out of school as a teenager because of poverty and drought William Kamkwamba built a windmill out of discarded materials in his village. Kamkwamba tells anchor Marco Werman how the windmill brought electricity to his tiny village in Malawi.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

He's been sampled in dance tracks and he's recorded an introduction to Peter and the Wolf. But former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev has never sung on an album. Until now. The World's Marco Werman tells us about Gorbachev's CD for his late wife Raisa.

Health & Medicine

Geo answer

Today's answer is the Sudanese state of South Kurdufan. That's where emergency medical doctor James Maskalyk spent 6 months as a volunteer for Doctors Without Borders. He's written a book about his experience...and tells anchor Marco Werman about it.

Conflict & Justice

Humanitarian simulation

The World's Katy Clark reports on a program that aims to prepare future aid workers for the harsh realities of humanitarian work by exposing them to a simulated refugee crisis. The exercise takes place in the woods of Massachusetts.

Environment

Canada's wartime homes go green

A million cookie-cutter houses built in the 1940s in Canada may have a future as energy-independent homes. If a million such homes were retrofitted, the energy savings could be substantial. The World brings us more on Canada's green housing experiment.

Environment

Philanthropy in China

Last year's Sichuan earthquake prompted an unprecedented outpouring of donations and volunteers from throughout China. The World's Mary Kay Magistad looks at philanthropy in China a year later.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Nelson Mandela turns 93

Nelson Mandela turns 93 today. His foundation has urged people to mark the second annual "Mandela Day" by devoting 67 minutes of volunteer work today, representing the 67 years he devoted to South Africa's political struggle.