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Thousands of children in Haiti’s capitol city, Port au Prince, beg on the streets to survive. Most street kids are invisible to those passing by. ...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2009
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Conservationist Bill Powers worked for five years protecting the rain forest in the Amazon. He saw first hand how global economic conditions affec...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 03:37
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There’s a neighborhood in Cairo simply called “the City of the Dead.” It’s really a vast cemetery made up of rows of mausoleums—some modest, some ...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2009
  • Length: 03:08
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In Kenya, lines of tents dot the landscape. They house people displaced by post election violence in 2008. There are many such camps in Kenya. M...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2009
  • Length: 03:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Azerbaijan is a country that sits at the crossroads of East and West. And it’s reflected in the culture. Most of the people there are Muslim, but...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2009
  • Length: 02:38
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In the Cambodian capitol of Phnom Penh, a small Buddhist shrine sits on the banks of the Ton le Sap River. The area is filled with worshippers, to...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2009
  • Length: 05:48
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Parents in some countries have to leave their children with relatives in rural areas and go to cities to find work. Sometimes they’re the people w...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and WAMC


  • Added: Sep 25, 2009
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 2
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Health care is a hot topic right now. And not just in the United States. A report just out from Amnesty International says healthcare in Sierra Le...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2009
  • Length: 02:20
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13-year old Mamadou Barry had to strike out on his own at an early age. Unlike other kids, Mamadou has no parents sacrificing for his future. He’...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2009
  • Length: 02:19
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Rumors are a bad thing to spread. In the middle of the night a few months back, Liberians woke each other up to fetch water from a well. They were...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2009
  • Length: 03:16
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A new president has just been elected in the tiny oil rich country of Gabon, in central Africa. The country’s former President, Omar Bongo, died in...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2009
  • Length: 04:36
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In Zimbabwe, its not just white farmers being thrown off the land as part of the government’s redistribution plan, more than a million farm workers...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2009
  • Length: 01:56
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Being a reporter that travels to the far corners of the world sounds exciting, but reporter Michael Kavanagh reminds us in a Reporter’s Notebook th...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2009
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 2
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We rely on journalists to bring us the latest news from around the world. They in turn rely on local helpers, or “fixers,” to get what they need f...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: 02:16
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15-year old Anthony Kagoma is an AIDS orphan in Tanzania, one of the million children in that country who’ve been orphaned by the epidemic. David ...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: 01:44
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Many of those who leave Zimbabwe for South Africa are children and teenagers. When Tendai Maphosa was in the border town of Musina, he saw scores ...

  • Added: May 22, 2009
  • Length: 02:09
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During Pope Benedict‘s recent trip to the Middle East, he called for greater respect for women. The Sisters of the Good Shepherd would endorse tha...

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  • Added: May 15, 2009
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 1
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April 25th is World Malaria Day. What’s it like to come down with malaria? Reporter Will Everett call tell you. He came down with a case of mala...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2009
  • Length: 02:33
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It’s off the coast of Somalia where pirates are seizing ships carrying oil and food aid. Somalia is considered by many a failed state – volatile a...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2009
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 1
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In Bangkok, Thailand, the warmer weather and lots of water provide a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. But Global Post correspondent Patrick...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 17, 2009
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Jews around the world celebrate Passover this week. The holiday recounts the Biblical story of the exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land. There’s...

Bought by WTJU and BSR Radio


  • Added: Apr 09, 2009
  • Length: 05:02
  • Purchases: 2
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It’s usually bad or sad stuff we hear about when it comes to the developing world. But reporter Conrad Fox discovered bad and sad may all be in th...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2009
  • Length: 05:29
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The Nahr Al Bared refugee camp in Lebanon was built in 1949 as a temporary camp for thousands of Palestinians displaced by the creation of the stat...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2009
  • Length: 02:13
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In the Sudanese capital Khartoum, scores of babies are abandoned every year.That’s mostly because they are born out of wedlock, but sometimes becau...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2009
  • Length: 02:55
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The recent fighting in Gaza has led to tension throughout the region. That tension inevitably affects foreigners. Reporter Will Everett was in Sy...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2009
  • Length: 03:21