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Episodes

World in Progress: The dire consequences of coronavirus

5/27/2020
Climbing death tolls and infection rates are worrying us all over the globe. But the novel coronavirus is affecting people's lives in a way that goes beyond the health risk it undoubtedly poses. Workers all around the world who live paycheck to paycheck say they don't know what's next for them. In West Africa, millions are at risk of going hungry. And in Turkey, villagers fear tourism season.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world

5/20/2020
World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Education during the coronavirus crisis

5/20/2020
This week: Because of the Corona pandemic, More than 70 percent of school children worldwide have been affected by school closures- that’s around 1.3 billion children. We look at the what challenges that poses to the students and their teachers, with reports from Mexico, Tunisia and Germany.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Fake news during a pandemic

5/13/2020
This week, how Hindu nationalists in India are using the coronavirus outbreak to spread hate against Muslims, the fact checkers fighting fake news in Kenya. Plus, how campaigners in Europe are pushing for better laws to help rape victims.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Coping with the coronavirus pandemic

5/6/2020
We were on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic that's still raging around the globe. Restrictions here and elsewhere have been eased a bit, but it's still a far cry from anything that resembles normalcy. It's especially dire for those who were already living under difficult conditions — people who are homeless or living in slums. Extreme weather disasters also make matters worse.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Bluegrass and Mountain Music

4/29/2020
Bluegrass, a traditional form of American folk music, has long been associated with the Appalachian Mountains in the US South. Reporter Andreas Horchler took a closer look at the region, often written off as one of "hillbillies" and "hicks," to find out more about its influential music culture.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Why Indonesia is a target for tobacco companies

4/22/2020
Indonesian households spend almost as much on cigarettes as they do on rice. The country is now the second-largest tobacco market in the world, behind China — and even children are taking up the habit.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Indonesian villagers fighting the cement industry

4/15/2020
Villagers in the Kendeng mountains of Java fight for their livelihoods as an increasing number of cement factories threatens water resources and protected areas. Resistance against those in power has a long tradition, since this region is home to the oldest social movement in the country. Thomas Kruchem met up with some of the modern leaders of this movement for this in-depth documentary.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Locked up

4/8/2020
How can prisons help prepare inmates for the outside world once they are released? In Germany one big concern is that inmates don't lose touch with their kids. We also hear about how inmates are being taught basic skills at prisons in Cambodia.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Is there such a thing as 'clean cobalt'?

4/1/2020
Cobalt is one of the most important raw materials used to make batteries for smartphones, tablets and e-cars. About two thirds of cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to the big industrial mines, there are many small makeshift mines where even children source the raw material, risking their lives. Linda Staude went to explore.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: The injustice of coffee production

3/25/2020
This week we're bringing you a special about coffee and the injustice that comes with it. In Guatemala, coffee farmers are losing out because of price dumping and climate change. And Colombia's coffee farmers battle with competition from Brazil and Vietnam — and the middlemen who are taking their cuts.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Coronavirus? Don't panic!

3/18/2020
So far, the COVID-19 virus has infected about 200,000 people worldwide. To help contain the outbreak, hygiene and information is key. Some countries are doing this better than others. Leading by example is South Korea for instance where everyone gets notifications about new infections by mobile phone. We also talk about how to protect us and the elderly from the disease.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Fighting slavery worldwide

3/11/2020
In this edition: Millions of people are forced to toil in forms of modern slavery across the world. Find out what is being done to help them from an NGO that's been fighting slavery for almost two centuries — and: meet an inspiring woman who escaped slavery in 19th century and became one of the icons of the abolitionist movement: the amazing story of Harriet Tubman.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Equality is not a feeling

3/4/2020
In the spirit of International Women’s Day, we're looking at women’s rights across the globe with human rights lawyer and podcaster Kate Kelly. We’ll also hear from Mexican activists who are putting a name and a face to victims of femicide online. NGOs are also finding creative ways to keep women out of harm’s way in climate-hit regions. Plus, an unlikely DJ sets the Moscow club scene on fire.

Duration:00:29:54

World in Progress: Inequalities and Human Development

2/26/2020
Topics: Human Development Report director Pedro Conceição (UNDP) explains why development goes beyond economic growth and why tackling inequalties is so vital ++ A snake-bite prevention program that saves lives in E-Swatini could help people across the world.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Ghana's missing Doctors

2/20/2020
Medical doctors are in high demand and many leave their home countries for better jobs and more pay abroad. That's a dilemma many countries in Africa are facing, including Ghana, where many doctors take off once they have completed their medical degree. The problem is even worse in the countryside. But trying to fix the issue is often met with resistance, as Moritz Pompl discovered.

Duration:00:29:53

World in Progress: Shock after shock

2/12/2020
As expanding locust swarms threaten the food security of millions of people in East Africa, we talk to a UN expert about what needs to be done to avert a famine. We'll also visit Zimbabwe, where years of drought and a collapsing economy have left half the population facing hunger, and find out why women and girls often bear the brunt of food crises.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Uphill battle

2/5/2020
This week, we meet activists in sub-Saharan Africa who are trying to change entrenched cultural beliefs surrounding female genital mutilation, and find out how motorbike ambulances are saving lives in remote Indian villages. We'll also hear from victims of Mexico's drug war who are campaigning for peace amid ongoing violence.

Duration:00:29:54

World in Progress: Who decides what's healthy? Private donors impacting WHO's health policies

1/29/2020
The current Corona virus outbreak highlights the importance or international coordination in health, and the World Health Organization plays and important role in that. But as UN members states have decreased regular contributions, the WHO now increasingly relies on private donors, whose agendas also influence international health policies. Conflicts of interest may harm millions of people.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Locked up

1/21/2020
How can prisons help prepare inmates for the outside world once they are released? In Germany one big concern is that inmates don't lose touch with their kids. We also hear about how inmates are being taught basic skills at prisons in Cambodia.

Duration:00:29:55