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Linda Poon

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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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Girls Get Good Grades But Still Need Help. As For Boys ... SOS!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A study shows that girls do better in math, science and reading than boys in just about every country. So boys clearly need help to success in school. But so do girls.

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'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.

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Dear World: Bill And Melinda Gates Have 'Big Bets' For 2030

Friday, January 23, 2015

Their annual letter to the public has been published. They're betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.

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MTV Pimps Cars, Brazil Pimps Trash Carts

Saturday, January 17, 2015

It's the brainstorm of a street artist, who wanted folks to pay more respect to the pickers who collect recyclable garbage that would otherwise pile up in landfills.

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Can A New Ban On Witchcraft Protect The Albinos Of Tanzania?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Media reports this week said the Tanzanian government was going to go after "witch doctors" who attack albinos. But what, exactly, is a "witch doctor"? And why are they targeting people with albinism?

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Bill Gates Raises A Glass To (And Of) Water Made From Poop

Saturday, January 10, 2015

And he drinks it. It's all thanks to the Janicki Omniprocessor, a new machine that can turn human waste into clean water.

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China's Villages Are Dying. A New Film Asks If They Can Be Saved

Monday, January 05, 2015

Down to the Countryside follows an artist as he moves from bustling Beijing to the fading village of Bishan. He hopes to revitalize rural life as part of China's growing "back-to-the-land" movement.

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Adebisi Alimi: Gay Nigerian Actor Puts His Sexuality In The Spotlight

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The rising star was the first Nigerian to come out on national TV, was nearly beaten to death in his home and is now an international activist for LGBT rights and for men with HIV.

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A Reason To Respect The Miss World Pageant

Saturday, December 13, 2014

They parade in swimsuits. They swan in evening gowns. And they bring global health issues into the spotlight.

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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.

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