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World in Progress: How Niger is fighting radicalization with education
30:00The West African nation of Niger has been grappling with Islamist extremist groups, like Boko Haram, who have been targeting schools, among other things. And amid this threat, educators and Nigeriens alike say it's all the more reason to keep kids going to school, if anything to combat the scourge of radicalization.
Kabul artist laments exile
5:18Among the people who were able to escape Kabul after the Taliban takeover was a local artist named Omaid Sharifi. Sharifi might be best known for a project involving painting colorful and poetic murals onto the city’s many blast walls. Now the Taliban are painting over them.
World in Progress: What just happened?
29:59On this week's show, we travel to the Cambodian city Sihanoukville, which is reeling from the sudden withdrawal of Chinese real estate investors, and the impact of the COVID-19. Then, a look at a Kabul artist in exile who's watching from afar as the Taliban destroys his work. Plus, an interview with Dr. Azza Karam, of Religions for Peace International on how the pandemic is affecting religion.
World in Progress: The power of music
29:59We'll hear about how music is playing an important role in the conflict plaguing Ethiopia, where it's boosting morale among Tigrayan soldiers and refugees alike. We'll also get an update on the conflict between Ethiopia and Tigray, which is about to enter its second year. Plus, the controversial push by a group of women reviving ancient Egyptian songs.
World in Progress: Daring to speak up
29:59We look at tough topics and what happens when people are brave enough to talk about them. We meet one man who is challenging the stigma against men who are victims of domestic violence. And we hear from the founder of the Berlin Human Rights Film Festival who wants its audience to confront some harsh realities.
World in Progress: Fighting hunger - How multinational companies take over the global food agenda
30:00On out of ten people globally suffer from hunger while a third of food is going to waste. Climate change and conflicts exacerbate the crisis. The UN is proposing a new global food agenda to improve the food systems. Yet critics say that too much of the focus is on big companies and industrial agriculture, instead of also strengthening the role of small farmers in sustainable food production.
World in Progress: Change sweeps the East
30:00From the Middle East to Central Asia, new societal trends are emerging that are challenging long-held norms. In Iran, women and girls are banking on education as the key to progress. Young entrepreneurs in Egypt are reaping the rewards of start-ups. Meanwhile in Turkey, Afghan refugees are stuck in a state of limbo.
World in Progress: “What's the Alternative?” African Women leaders
29:59Women across Africa shape protest movements and stand up for their rights: from descendants of Benin's Amazon warriors, to activists fighting injustice and women promoting gender equality with political and poetic means.
World in Progress: Kenya's mysterious rising lakes
29:59Rising lakes in the East African Rift Valley have swallowed houses, churches, hotels and schools. People had to move away, giraffes and other wildlife were trapped when the water came. How are they coping with the floods?
World in Progress: Changing laws and lives in limbo
29:59Thousands of women and children of former ISIS fighters are stuck in camps in Syria, but their home countries are reluctant to take them back ++ Across Europe, there are efforts to change rape laws