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Egypt: Growing pains

This story also appeared on America Public Media's Marketplace. Anger over food prices helped contribute to the toppling of former President Hosni Mubarak. Through the story of one migrant family, we explore how displaced farmers, angry about agricultural policies that favor “crony capitalists,” now struggle to put food on the table. Kai Ryssdal: The second phase

Environment

Good morning, Bangladesh

Greetings from one of the world’s most “climate vulnerable” countries as it prepares for a future of storms, floods, droughts, salty soils and other unpleasantness.

Environment

Powerful reporting from the Horn of Africa

Some really impressive work by the Fault Lines team at Al Jazeera on the political and historical roots of the crisis in the Horn of Africa. See this 24-minute program about the origins of the famine in Somalia and this one about drought, food prices and climate change in Kenya. Each links the current problems to political decisions in the

Dec 9, 2011
Environment

Egypt: Food for a revolution

Anger over food prices helped contribute to the toppling of former President Hosni Mubarak. Through the story of one migrant family, we explore how displaced farmers, angry about agricultural policies that favor “crony capitalists,” now struggle to put food on the table. This story is the beginning of a new series: "Food for 9 Billion,"

Nov 30, 2011
Environment

The scientific challenge

This story also appeared on America Public Media's Marketplace. TRANSCRIPT Kai Ryssdal: There are now, the United Nations tells us, seven billion people on the planet. Sooner rather than later — another 30, 35 years or so — there's going to be more than nine billion. That's a whole lot of mouths to feed. So

Nov 14, 2011
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