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A Retiring Aid Worker Reflects On How To Repair The World — Without Wearing A Halo

Monday, September 06, 2021

Joel Charny, who worked in humanitarian aid for 40 years, speaks candidly about how humanitarianism has changed — and why people shouldn't treat aid workers as if they wear haloes.

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'High On The Hog' Chefs Bring Bold New Flavors To Benin's Cuisine

Sunday, August 08, 2021

We talk to two of the chefs featured on the hit Netflix show. They're reimagining traditional dishes — a boon for local diners and local farmers as well.

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The Pandemic Changed The World Of 'Voluntourism.' Some Folks Like The New Way Better

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Critics say volunteering abroad does not always benefit local communities. The coronavirus travel bans have led to a different approach for volunteers who want to donate their services.

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Two 14-Year-Olds Grill An Author About The Future Of Humanity

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

In his new book for Gen Z readers, Charles Kenny explains why despite all the gloom and doom, the world is getting better for billions. NPR turned to two Gen Zers to help ask him the tough questions.

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These Teens Don't Want To Be The U.N.'s Token Youth Activists

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Two gender equality activists from Turkey and Zambia had a chance to speak at the Generation Equality Forum in Paris last week. But they say they are disappointed by their experience.

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Why This World Food Prize Winner Wants You To Reconsider Anchovies

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Shakuntala Thilsted, one of the world's leading researchers of fish as a source of nutritious food, is the first woman of Asian heritage to receive the World Food Prize.

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Coronavirus World Map: We've Now Passed The 100 Million Mark For Infections

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed at least 2 million globally.

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Ghana Greets Historic Vaccine Delivery With A Dose Of Skepticism

Thursday, March 04, 2021

It's the first country to receive free vaccines from the COVAX program. But that shipment of 600,000 can't protect a nation of 30 million. And conspiracy theories about the vaccine are swirling.

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'Why Is A Red Stain A Disaster?' Tips On Fighting Period Stigma (Plus A Zine!)

Friday, February 19, 2021

That's the question that researcher Inga Winkler of Columbia University asks. She shares advice on how to overcome feelings of shame and embarrassment about menstruation.

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What A 30,000-Person Survey Reveals About Day-To-Day Life In The Pandemic

Thursday, February 18, 2021

The responses reveal the impact on living standards in nine low- and middle-income countries — and may help governments find a way to help citizens most in need.

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The Pandemic Pushed This Farmer Into Deep Poverty. Then Something Amazing Happened

Monday, February 15, 2021

Togo wanted to distribute millions of dollars to its citizens in dire straits. There was just one daunting problem: How could it identify the neediest of the needy?

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WHO Is Fighting False COVID Info On Social Media. How's That Going?

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

A year ago, the World Health Organization declared war on misinformation by partnering with Big Tech, from Facebook to Twitter to ... Uber. They're sending out public health messages. Who's tuning in?

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Our Top Global Stories Of 2020 Not About The Pandemic

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Beyoncé's Africa video, Inuit advice on raising kids without yelling and ... locusts! Here's the surprising mix of stories Goats and Soda readers loved in 2020 that have nothing to do with COVID-19.

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11 Original NPR Comics That Brought Joy, Hope And Help During The Pandemic

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

In 2020, NPR created and published more than a dozen comics for the pandemic — everything from how to explain it to kids to how to help the older people in your life.

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COMIC: A Kids' Guide To Coping With The Pandemic (And A Printable Zine)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

It's been months of the pandemic and you might be feeling frustrated or upset. But there are lots of different ways to deal with your worries — like giving yourself a big hug!

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A Comic Just For Kids: How To Stay Safe From The Coronavirus

Monday, November 16, 2020

A zine and comic guide on how kids can protect themselves from COVID-19. Wear a mask. Stay 6 feet apart. And try not to pick your nose.

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Report: The Pandemic Is Not Good For Freedom And Democracy. But There Are Exceptions

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

A survey from the nonpartisan group Freedom House finds that democracy and human rights have lost ground in 80 countries — and even calls the U.S. to task. But there are bright spots.

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Need A Reminder Of How Gorgeous Earth Is? Peep These Photo Award Winners

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Awash in color, texture and movement, the winners of the Siena International Photo Awards offer a nostalgic glimpse of life before the pandemic.

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Older People, Got A Pandemic Problem? A Club To Help You Figure It Out — Yourself

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Vietnam's Intergenerational Self Help Clubs encourage older people in the neighborhood to find solutions to their own challenges, whether it's feeling lonely or needing a little extra cash.

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Reader Tips: 9 Ways To Bring Joy And Care To Older People In The Pandemic

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Write postcards on a weekly basis. Go for scenic drives. Schedule virtual TV time. Use family history as a topic for virtual lessons.

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