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Business, Economics and Jobs

Medellín's Makeover

In the past few years, Medellin, Colombia has seemingly been transformed from a blighted haven for drug trafficking to an award-winning place of smart urban design. The man who gets a lot of the credit for that is the former mayor, Sergio Fajardo.

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Conflict & Justice

A Mediterranean Union?

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on a potential European Marshall Plan for North Africa. Europe has been giving billions of dollars for decades already. It set up the Union for the Mediterranean to foster cooperation; But the Union has all but failed.

Arts, Culture & Media

Peace Corps memories

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. President Kennedy started the program March 1st, 1961. Since then, more than 200,000 Americans have served. The World's Marco Werman is a veteran. Were you a Peace Corps volunteer, too?

Health & Medicine

Stan Brock

Faith talks to Stan Brock, the founder of Remote Area Medical, a relief organization that provides free health care to poor people both at home and abroad.

Science, Tech & Environment

U.N. World Water Day

March 22nd is Water Day, designated by the United Nations as a time to call attention to water woes around the world. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Paul Faeth, executive director of Global Water Challenge, about some of the work non-profits are doing to bring water to communities in the developing world.

Science, Tech & Environment

Golden Rice

Rice genetically modified to produce Vitamin A could be the answer to some developing world childhood health problems. But some are voicing concerns. In a story originally produced for 'The DNA files' Julie Grant reports for Living On Earth.

Science, Tech & Environment

Deforestation Nations

Cutting down trees releases CO2 and reduces the amount of CO2 absorbed from the air every year. Now, the regional leaders of some tropical and industrialized countries are finding common ground on ways to curb climate change. Living on Earth reports.