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Linda Poon

Linda Poon appears in the following:

Photos Capture The Joy On Playgrounds Around The World

Saturday, May 23, 2015

From the U.K. to Kenya to the West Bank, photographer James Mollison exposes not only inequalities among rich and poor countries, but also the intimate moments that unfold during recess.

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A Toilet In Every Home: Zambians Celebrate Sanitation Milestone

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Answering the call of nature in the open is all too common when families don't have other options. But now the country has its first zone that's free of open defecation.

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Charities, Locals And Bikers Help Repair Nepal After New Quake

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nepal was just recovering from the first earthquake when a second one hit on Tuesday. People are fearful but more determined than ever to rebuild their country.

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Is Peanut Butter The Best Present For Malnourished Teen Moms-To-Be?

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Pregnant teenagers in Malawi may not get enough to eat — with dire consequences for their baby. Peanut butter could help, but the girls need to be convinced not to share it with family members.

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Crowdfunded Campaigns For Nepal Are Huge. Is That A Good Way To Give?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The earthquake has prompted hundreds of people to set up online campaigns. They've raised hundreds of thousands, often for groups based in Nepal. What do charity watchdogs make of all this?

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What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Dr. Peter Piot co-discovered the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. He went back on his 65th birthday to see how the country has fared since then.

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In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.

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'To My Brave Sisters': Malala Speaks To Missing Nigerian Girls

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Like the kidnapped girls, Malala Yousafzai was targeted by militant extremists for wanting an education. The activist wrote a heartrending letter to the girls on the anniversary of their abduction.

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Happy World Plumbing Day! We Celebrate By Interviewing ... A Plumber

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

To mark this august occasion, we talk to Fred Schilling, a Florida master plumber who traveled to Haiti after the earthquake to help create a way to deliver clean water.

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Volunteer Recap: Connecting Moms To Midwives In Timor-Leste

Friday, March 06, 2015

A global health student from Seattle went to the tiny country to study maternal health. But she also learned how to be more friendly to her neighbors.

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When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

Friday, February 27, 2015

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.

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Emotional Scars Of Modern Slavery Run 'Deeper Than Any Visible Wound'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Scientists interviewed more than 1,000 men, women and children who were forced into sex work and hard labor. The result is the largest study to detail the health of human trafficking survivors.

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Tibetan Villagers Pose Before Backdrops, Earn Oscar Nomination

Saturday, February 21, 2015

They're photographed in front of Asian scenes, a beach, Disneyland. It's a fictional film called Butter Lamp. And it has a real message.

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A Wet And Wild Look Inside The 'Mushroom Houses' Of A Fungi Farm

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Foraging for wild, edible fungi may be a growing trend. But most of the mushrooms we eat come from farms — and a behind-the-scenes look at one of them turns out to be pretty exciting on its own.

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Now This Is An Example Of Truly Educational Radio

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In Sierra Leone, schools have been closed since July to keep Ebola from spreading. So the government began a new way of teaching — on the radio.

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Valentine's Day Has Another Side: Fighting For Freedoms For Women

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The V-Day Movement aims to fight unfair laws that abuse and discriminate against women. In Malta, for example, a man can abduct a woman and get away with it if he marries her.

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Senegal's Pharmacies Are Much, Much Better Than Your Local Drugstore

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

When the Senegalese need a diagnosis, they often head to the pharmacy. And the odds are good that the pharmacist who sees them will be a woman.

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Better Bath Rituals Is One Way Bangladesh Is Saving Its Newborns

Monday, February 09, 2015

Babies need a lot of help. And they don't always get it in low- and middle-income countries, where child mortality rates are high. A Bangladeshi doctor tells how his country is making strides.

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To Get To Zero Ebola Cases, It'll Cost A Lot: Roughly $1.5 Billion

Saturday, February 07, 2015

A new U.N. report lays out how much money is needed and where it should go — everything from transportation for contact tracers to cash incentives for health care workers.

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Dude, Why Is There A Cow In The Back Of Your Cab?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Author Chris Guillebeau has visited every U.N.-recognized country in the world. He's seen taxi-riding cows, a Mongolian version of Uber and a strong entrepreneurial spirit in the poorest of places.

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