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Past Episodes: August 2011 Archives

August 25 & 28: from Berlin - Mozambique - India - Chiapas, Mexico

Irmela Mensah-Schramm removes a poster with the inscription "Foreigners Out" at a street in Berlin's Rudow district. Photo/ Markus Schreiber/AP

Berlin's anti-Nazi Cleaning Lady, scrubbing hatred from public places no matter who she offends. 

How to make something out of nothing. The pros and cons of India's can-do work ethic

Then, an odyssey where sexual assault is an acceptable risk. The peril facing Latina migrants on the road. 

And a playground merry-go-round that doubles as a water pump. A perfect labour-saving device for undeveloped countries. So why isn't it working? 

 

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August 18 & 21: from Ghana - Uganda-Sudan border - Detroit - Senegal - London - Germany

American preacher Sam Childers set up an orphanage in Southern Sudan, then went hunting for the most fearsome of rebel leaders. Photo/Lionsgate Productions.


The machine gun preacher of Sudan; why a reformed biker's waging holy war on one of the most feared rebel movements in Africa.

Selling America by the pound. Meet the author who's documented the end of a Detroit auto plant, and its rebirth in Mexico.

Inside the witch camps of Ghana.  A Canadian author's time among women exiled more for spite than for spells. 

They call it chessboxing and our correspondent is ringside as a merry cult of combatants battle for self-control on the canvas and the board..
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August 11 & 14: from Monrovia, Liberia - Voss, Norway - Ghana - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania - Urumqi, China

High-school students tuck into a meal of smalahove in Norway (photo/Nachammai Raman).


The Redemption of General Butt Naked, a feared militia leader who admits killing thousands during the Liberian civil war yet the state lets him walk free. 

The sound of Uyghur music: A minority in China listens to its past, for clues to its future. 

Meet the Indiana Jones of lost languages. who scours the planet to save endangered tongues. 

And, fancy another helping of sheep cheeks and watery eyes? Norwegians are lining up for an acquired taste.
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August 4 & 7: from Port-au-Prince, Haiti - the United States - Huntsville, Alabama - Ulvohamm, Sweden

A branch of Fonkoze, Hait's largest microcredit bank (photo/Amber Hildebrandt/CBC)

From Haiti, the story of a remarkable bank that provides literacy along with its loans

Thirty days. Thirty states. Thirty mosques. A Ramadan roadtrip reveals a faith of many faces. 

Is the key to clean energy buried beneath Nevada? We have the story of thorium.

And what a stinky fish dish says about the Swedish national identity.
 
 

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