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FT Big Read

Premier Li on China’s challenges

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Premier Li Keqiang on China’s challenges

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Will the Greek election reignite the eurozone crisis?

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Will the Greek election reignite the eurozone crisis?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

US foreign policy after Chuck Hagel's resignation

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

US foreign policy after Chuck Hagel's resignation

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A breakthrough in the fight against climate change

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A breakthrough in the fight against climate change

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New Sounds

World Music Mixtures

Saturday, November 08, 2014

This New Sounds program mixes it up with a traditional Macedonian folksong performed by Polish band with African name – Dikanda, and some Balkan brass band music from Boban Markovic.

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PRI's The World

Concussions in soccer are a real thing. So why not change the substitution rule?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Soccer's governing body FIFA is being sued in California over the sport's handling of concussions. One key to the debate over concussions in soccer is whether FIFA will change its rigid substitution rules at the top professional and international levels.

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PRI's The World

Shark photographer Michael Muller goes uncaged to capture the best photos

Friday, August 15, 2014

Photographer Michael Muller's love of sharks takes him into the water and outside of the protection of cages to get as close as possible to his animal subjects. He also photographs celebrities — but won't admit which group is scarier to shoot.

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New Sounds

World Music Mixtures

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

This New Sounds program stirs some more mixtures into the global music melting pot with traditional Macedonian folksong performed by Polish band with African name – Dikanda, and some Balkan brass band music from Boban Markovic. There’s also something from Hanggai, a Chinese band that combines traditional Mongolian overtone singing with Western rock and jazz.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Climate change special: should we be worried by the latest findings on global warming?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Climate change special: should we be worried by the latest findings on global warming?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What next for the Brics?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What next for the Brics?

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Transportation Nation

U.N.: Over 1 Million Die In Traffic Crashes Each Year - and Many Are in Poor Countries

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The World Health Organization says 1.24 million people die each year as a result of traffic crashes, which are the leading cause of death for people between 15 and 29.

The Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013, released Thursday, also estimates crashes injure between 20 and 50 million people each year.

Worldwide, the report says pedestrians and cyclists constitute 27% of all road deaths. But "in some countries this figure is higher than 75%, demonstrating decades of neglect of the needs of these road users in current transport policies, in favour of motorized transport."

(The above video, which has hair-raising footage of schoolchildren crossing roads in developing countries, provides ample visual evidence of this.)

There's also a strong link between income and road deaths. While wealthier countries have made progress, the toll is rising elsewhere. "91% of the world's fatalities on the roads occur in low-income and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately half of the world's vehicles."

(Read TN's report on the link between income and pedestrian fatalities in Newark, NJ)

from the "Global Status Report on Road Safety"

Africa has the highest death rate per 100,000 residents — 24.1, compared with 16.1 in North and South America. The European Region has the highest inequalities in road traffic fatality rates, with low-income countries having rates nearly three times higher than high-income countries (18.6 per 100 000 population compared to 6.3 per 100 000). The Western Pacific and South East Asia regions have the highest proportion of motorcyclist deaths.

The report says the first step to reducing traffic mortality is a group of laws aimed at drinking and driving, speeding, and failing to use motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints. Currently, only 28 percent of countries -- covering 7 percent of the world's population -- have laws addressing all of these factors.

Other steps are making road infrastructure safer, ensuring vehicles meet international crash testing standards, and improving post-crash care.

The report was funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable arm of Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City.

Read the entire report below.

Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013

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The Truth

Human Intelligence

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Written by Kurt Andersen, this story was originally heard on PRI's Studio 360. Narrated by Ed Herbstman, with John Ottavino as Nicholas, and Melanie Hoopes as Nancy. The story editor was David Krasnow. Produced and directed by Jonathan...

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New Sounds

World Music Mixtures

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

This New Sounds program stirs some more mixtures into the global music melting pot with traditional Macedonian folksong performed by Polish band with African name – Dikanda, and some Balkan brass band music from Boban Markovic. There’s also something from Hanggai, a Chinese band that combines traditional Mongolian overtone singing with Western rock and jazz. 

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Michael Specter and Elizabeth Kolbert discuss whether we can invent a solution to global warming without destroying the world.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Michael Specter and Elizabeth Kolbert discuss whether we can invent a solution to global warming without destroying the world.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

World Weekly climate change special: the Durban summit

Thursday, December 01, 2011

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The Takeaway

How the World Sees America, 10 Years After 9/11

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Over the last decade since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, America's standing in the world has volleyed sympathetic, after the attacks, to war mongering villain to perhaps something in between since the election of Barack Obama. As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Ros Atkins, host of the BBC's World Have Your Say — which reaches 45 million people around the globe — has been talking to people all over the world to gauge foreign opinion of the U.S.

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Features

East Village Gallery Shows Off Indian Art

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

For years, New York City has been the center of the modern art world. But in recent decades, the business of art has gotten more and more global.

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The Takeaway

Russian Fires Threaten Global Commodities Trade

Monday, August 09, 2010

A recent heat wave in Russia coupled with extraordinarily dry conditions has been feeding the most widespread wildfires in the nation’s recent history. The fires stretch from central Russia to near Moscow and are generating a devastating plume of smoke that has killed 52 people and destroyed over 2,000 homes. Those massive fires are having a secondary (and potentially more lasting) effect as they have threatened the Russian wheat crops, which make up about eight percent of the world’s wheat production.  

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On Being

Binyavanga Wainaina — The Ethics of Aid: One Kenyan's Perspective [remix]

Thursday, August 27, 2009

We explore the complex ethics of global aid with a young writer from Kenya, Binyavanga Wainaina. He is among a rising generation of African voices who bring a cautionary perspective to the morality and efficacy behind many Western initiatives to abolish p

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On Being

[Unedited] Binyavanga Wainaina With Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 27, 2009

We explore the complex ethics of global aid with a young writer from Kenya, Binyavanga Wainaina. He is among a rising generation of African voices who bring a cautionary perspective to the morality and efficacy behind many Western initiatives to abolish p

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