Published on Sep 16, 2013
What do the people of North Korea really think? Does the West give them a bad press? This report tries to find out.
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Too depressing to show in class, but not too depressing to include on a list of things related to walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.
Published on Sep 10, 2013
On a busy side street an hour from the center of Bogotá, Colombia, the Communidad Pantokrator meets every Saturday to rock out in the name of Jesus Christ.
We spent an enthralling evening in Pantakrator’s mosh pit of raw emotion and got a glimpse of how some cast-off rockers have found community and resurrection in the crashing symbols and sweet arpeggios of Christian metal.
Published on Aug 21, 2013
Free Spirit Media youth tackle the issues of gentrification and urban planning in their documentary produced in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Published on Aug 21, 2013
Farms are sprouting up in vacant city lots and abandoned properties across the United States. By tilling the soil in places where people have little access to fresh food, these urban farms have the power to change what people eat … and the power to transform troubled neighborhoods. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble takes us to a community near Washington, DC, where a healthier life style is taking root.
Published on Aug 16, 2013
Houston, Texas, and its surrounding suburbs are growing fast and sprawling out into natural forest areas that are the habitat for many species of indigenous wildlife. Local leaders as well as environmentalists are seeking some sort of balance between growth and preservation of nature. But, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, time is running out.
Published on Aug 6, 2013
A fifth of Rio de Janeiro’s population, or around 1.6 million people, lives in favelas. Ten thousand live on the Morro da Providencia, a hill near the city’s central station.
The first favela sprung up here more than a century ago. Now hundreds of houses are threatened with demolition. With Brazil hosting next year’s soccer World Cup and the Olympics in 2016, Rio authorities have vowed to pacify the unruly favelas. One of them is Morro da Providencia, which also happens to sit on some of the most valuable real estate in the city.
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Published on Feb 22, 2013
No prayer room for Muslims. That’s a prospect that could take place at a university in London. These are Muslim students signing a petition against the university’s policies to restrict their access to prayer facilities on campus. Muslim students here feel discriminated against, and want a room to congregate for Friday prayers. Previously they had to find empty classrooms to pray together, but now they are making an open stand.
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Published on Feb 22, 2013
So far in the first two months of this year, gun deaths in Chicago have already outpaced last year’s explosive rate. Elizabeth Brackett of PBS member station WTTW explores the escalating public health crisis in Chicago due to the high rates of gun violence.
Published on Feb 22, 2013
February is Black History Month in the United States. It draws attention and pays tribute to people, organizations and events that have shaped the history of African Americans and their contributions to American society. VOA’s Chris Simkins reports on a black women’s organization that has fought for civil rights and has made a difference in the lives of many for more than a century.
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Published on Feb 16, 2013
Palestinians are building thousands of new apartments in part of Occupied East Jerusalem, without Israeli approval.
It’s thanks to a quirk in the layout of the Separation Wall which splits the city.
The wall cuts off an area called Kufr Aqab – putting it on the West Bank side.
That means Palestinians who live there can keep their East Jerusalem identity cards and still get access to services in Israel.
Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports from Kufr Aqab.
Published on Feb 17, 2013
A program known as “Know Thy Heritage” brings young Muslim and Christian Palestinians to Jerusalem and the surrounding areas. Linda Gradstein reports for The Media Line.
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Jewish Artists – The Influence of Exiles | Arts 21
Uploaded on Nov 13, 2011
It’s well known that many Jewish scientists and artists fled Nazi Germany. Less well known is their cultural influence in the countries that took them in. A major study by the Moses Mendelssohn Center in Potsdam focuses on just that. We spoke with the Center’s Director, Julius H. Schoeps.
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Published by ABCNews on Nov 23, 2012
- Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints — not mainstream Mormons
- Warren Jeffs
- Homeschooling in Utah
Secrets of the Sect
Part 1: ABC News’ Amy Robach goes inside the FLDS, which has been called “the American Taliban.”
The Reeducation of Willie Steed
Part 2: Steed, 18 and starting a new life, found his FLDS education had left him unable to read.
A Haircut Equals Freedom
Part 3: “I want bangs!” Nellie Steed, 6, said, breaking with her strict FLDS upbringing.
Confronting ‘The God Squad’
Part 4: Police harassment of former FLDS led the Department of Justice to file a civil rights suit.
Pulled Back to the Fold
Part 5: Suzette Steed gets some news and must decide between her past and her daughters’ future.
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