Developing World

The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Love Songs, 'Rasheeda Speaking' & Jeffrey Sachs

Friday, March 06, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: A History of Love Songs (First) | 'Rasheeda Speaking' (Starts at 18:35) | Jeffrey Sachs (Starts at 31:02)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sustainable Development 101

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Columbia's Jeffrey Sachs offers practical advice for achieving measurable improvement in the lives of those living in the developing world.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Teach a Woman to Fish

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ritu Sharma, co-founder of Women Thrive Worldwide and the author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe, talks about the lives of women in the developing world and the structural impediments to their advancement.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Portrait of Life in Modern India

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Akash Kapur, the child of an Indian father and an American mother, spent his formative years in India and his young adulthood in the United States. He talks about moving to India permanently in 2003 to watch the country’s growth and modernization first-hand. In his new book, India Becoming: A Portrait of Life in Modern India, he describes the complex and often contradictory country that he found.

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The Takeaway

Mobile Phones Lead Innovation in Developing World

Monday, October 31, 2011

As part of The Takeaway's innovation discussion the program looks at how new cell phone technology is having some big implications for the developing world. It’s a powerful tool because of its prevalence — cell phone use in the developing world has surged in recent years, meaning it could be the gateway to solving long standing challenges. Dr. Ashifi Gogo is CEO of Sproxil, a multi-national company that uses cell phones to help consumers spot counterfeit drugs in the developing world. Ramesh Raskar is an associate professor at MIT Media Lab.

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