Amnesty International says Qatar is failing to act fast enough to improve conditions for migrant workers building its World Cup soccer stadiums. But critics says it's only when sponsors like Coca-Cola and VISA speak up that soccer's governing body, FIFA, pays attention.
President Barack Obama spent more than an hour talking about the gender pay gap during a town hall recently, but he didn’t mention the group that faces some of the worst workplace discrimination: transgender people.
We're looking for a city in Tuscany for our Geo Quiz today. It's known for its fabrics, its delicious biscotti, and now for its growing Chinese community. The city has the second largest Chinese immigrant population in Italy.
The leading candidates for president are all counting on clean energy to create new jobs. But will those political promises come to pass? Living on Earth's Jeff Young says the election year battleground state of Ohio could offer some answers.
Host Steve Curwood talks with Phil Angelides, chairman of the board of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of business, labor, and environmental groups that promotes clean energy technology and the creation of green jobs.
Villagers in a region of Yunnan Province, China whose fields were flooded by a dam, have teamed up with a Chinese non-profit to create sustainable livelihoods and a community voice. Elise Potaka reports for Living on Earth.
Belgium may get high marks for its beer, chocolate or waffles. But many will tell you that when it comes to customer service, the country's among the worst. Clark Boyd reports on a new TV program that's trying to improve how customers are treated.
Correspondent Ben Gilbert reports on a controversy over migrant workers' rights in the Arab Gulf states, as migrant laborers in Dubai recently took to the streets to demand better pay and working conditions.