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PRI's The World

'Women aren’t a broom to be left in the corner'

Monday, January 12, 2015

At Haiti's Village la Difference, residents enjoy amenities — and access to factory jobs — that few people in post-earthquake Haiti are able to get. But a group of women in the village are pushing for more better jobs, more self-sufficiency and a larger role for women in society.

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PRI's The World

These South African men tackle the country's epidemic of violence against women, starting with themselves

Thursday, January 08, 2015

At Sonke Gender Justice, men are trying to fight gender violence by working with families, and other men, to change the culture that allows it to happen.

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PRI's The World

'You can't be a sissy to live in Africa'

Thursday, January 08, 2015

When Sheryl Ozinsky was attacked at gunpoint in her own home in a rich neighborhood in Cape Town, her whole life changed. Today, she's running a farm and market day to help people come out of their locked homes and build their community.

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PRI's The World

Why some people camped out all night at California DMV offices

Monday, January 05, 2015

Undocumented immigrants in California now have a privilege most Americans have: the right to apply for a drivers' license.

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PRI's The World

In Pakistan, women can still be sent to prison for choosing who they love

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

A women in Pakistan chose the man she loved instead of the man her family wanted her to marry. That's why she's in prison.

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PRI's The World

Prostitutes want Tunisia's red light districts to get back in business

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Prostitution is legal and regulated in Tunisia, but many of its red light districts closed down after the 2011 revolution in the face of Islamist attacks. Now sex workers want to reopen them, saying they provided community, safety and badly needed income.

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PRI's The World

How a US aid agency hoped hip-hop might fuel a Cuban revolution

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The US Agency for International Development does development and aid work around the world, but it's also sometimes accused of carrying out clandestine programs for the government. A new AP report says its latest effort was an attempt to topple the Castros with hip-hop.

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PRI's The World

Foreign workers face exploitation and death while building Qatar's World Cup sites

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

As many as 1,000 foreign workers have been killed on construction sites in Qatar since it was awarded the 2022 World Cup four years ago. Poor pay, inhumane conditions, malnutrition and death — all are part of life for the men trying to build the new stadiums and hotels, while supporting their families.

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WNYC News

Community Board to Vote on One Vanderbilt Proposal

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
A task force will decide whether to approve zoning changes that would allow for a 65-story office tower at One Vanderbilt.

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WNYC News

Bill to Ban Horse Carriages Prompts Dueling Rallies

Monday, December 08, 2014

WNYC
The New York City Council is considering a law that would ban horse carriages by 2016. But teamsters and other labor leaders oppose the bill.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

New York's Historic Neighborhoods Are Still At Risk for Overdevelopment

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Many New Yorkers assume that historic neighborhoods like Greenwich Village are protected from overdevelopment, but some zoning laws are outdated, and historic designations are patchy.

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PRI's The World

Women in India agitate for their right to pee

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

About 600 million Indians live without toilets, and women and girls bear the brunt of that shortage. While men can and do relieve themselves almost anywhere, many women must choose between scarce, dangerous public facilities or expensive pay toilets when they need to pee.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Navy Yard and Other City Economic News

Friday, November 21, 2014

 NYC plans to expand the Brooklyn Navy Yard to add manufacturing capacity (and jobs). Alicia Glen, deputy mayor for housing and economic development, talks about it.

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WNYC News

Council Committee Approves Housing Deal in Queens

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WNYC
The City Council committee vote clears the way for Astoria Cove to move forward; Administration calls deal a 'framework' for future housing deals.

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PRI's The World

A year later, communities are still suffering from Typhoon Haiyan

Friday, November 07, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan caused more damage than the Haiti earthquake or the Indonesian tsunami, displacing 4.1 million people and killing more than 6,300 people in the Philippines. Now a year later, there's still plenty of work to do for the government and international aid agencies.

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WNYC News

One World Trade Center Opens

Monday, November 03, 2014

WNYC
Thirteen years after the September 11th attacks, the tallest building in the America opens for business with only the principle tenant moving in. 

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PRI's The World

Italy has been rescuing migrants stranded at sea — but they don't want to pay for it

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

After receiving little help from the European Union, Italy is considering closing down its "Mare Nostrum" operation. The operation was designed to rescue immigrants stuck out at sea. Now countries in the European Union say they can't afford to support this operation.

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PRI's The World

Meet the undocumented workers who rebuilt New York and New Jersey after Sandy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It's been two years ago since Hurricane Sandy destroyed large swaths of New York city and caused huge damage across the Northeast. Undocumented immigrants dealt with the danger and dirt of the cleanup, getting low wages and health problems for the work that got communities back on their feet.

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PRI's The World

Happy 50th birthday, Zambia!

Friday, October 24, 2014

The southern African nation of Zambia gained independence from Britain on October 24, 1964. Half a century later, it’s one of the most politically stable countries in the region. But as Zambia celebrates its 50th birthday, some Zambians are turning their attention to fixing the problems of the future.

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PRI's The World

Refugee camps are surprising hot spots of innovation

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We often think of refugee camps as places where people struggle to get their basic needs met. But a lot of times these needs become the basis for innovative technologies.

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