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2010 Season: August 2010 Archives

August 26 & 29, 2010 from: Cairo - Lusaka, Zambia - Burundi - New York

Hassan with his band, Rango.

No Strings Attached; a feature documentary on China's very different approach to exploiting the resources of Africa.

Hear the sound of The Last Rango Master. A forbidden instrument is finding a new global following.

Then, Pulitzer prize-winner Tracy Kidder tells a story of triumph over memory of the massacres in Burundi.

And, a quest for relevance in the land of the Pharoahs. Why some Egyptians prefer their glorious past to the unremarkable present.

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August 19 & 22 : from Kingston, Jamaica - North Korea - Philadelphia - Amazon Rainforest

 

Arhuaco village, Colombia
Women standing in line for food at the Public Food Distribution Centre in Chongjin, North Korea. (World Food Program)

"Are we supposed to kill him or just burn down the house?" A story of the lawless advance of development in the Amazon rain forest.

Mohamed's Ghosts; a new book that says Muslims and their mosques are fading from the American landscape.

Inside North Korea: why the South supports defectors in telling their  stories of hunger and horror.

And, summoning the dead to protect the living of Jamaica. It's a tradition that disturbs some in the Christian community. So why is the country promoting it?

 

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August 12 & 15: from New York - Chernobyl - Washington, D.C - Monrovia - Uganda

The Masjid El-Ber in Queens is home to a mostly Egyptian, Bengali, Caribbean and Moroccan congregation. (Photo/Aman Ali)

The Ramadan Blogs. Two American-raised Muslims have their eyes opened when they attend a different New York mosque, every day for the month of Ramadan, and see the world. 

Chernobyl smoulders and Ukrainians still get burned, 24 years after the world's worst nuclear accident.

Libel Tourism. It's so easy to sue in parts of Europe that some publications are re-considering their future on the internet.

The Teeth May Smile But The Heart Does Not Forget. An author revisits the crimes of Idi Amin that Ugandans have agreed to ignore.

On the chalkboard. How Liberians get their news the old-fashioned way.

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August 5 & 8: from Dogon country, Mali - Israel - San Salvador - Postville, Iowa

Recording the mask dance,Tereli, Dogon country, Mali. (Photo/Jaap Croese)

Kicked out of the factories and sent back to their farms: why the crackdown on illegal workers is actually hurting Americans.  

Then, the reverse remittance trap. Salvadorans find themselves sending money to their relatives in the U.S.

How Israel's military culture helps make it the startup-company capital of the world.

And from a high plateau in Mali, a trio of Canadians brings healing hands to people who've never seen medical care.

 

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