Thursday, August 7 at 7 pm: Hosted by Hari Sreenivasan
California, Africa and South Asia are all facing severe water issues. As a result many are turning to groundwater as a solution, thus depleting this last dependable source of clean water. On this edition of America Abroad, we’ll hear how a village in sub-Saharan Africa has figured out how to regulate groundwater, how California farmers are pumping billions of gallons of groundwater to combat their drought, and how despite plenty of rain in the Punjab region of India groundwater is being squandered.
Film, music and art are often the best ways to capture the will and the mood of the people in times of turmoil. Art sometimes has the power to move millions where politics fails. On this edition of America Abroad, we identify some prominent artistic voices in the Middle East and in South Asia and evaluate their take on liberal ideals, on sectarian violence, on terrorism and how they're being received by audiences both Arab and Muslim and in the West.
The Pentagon has announced plans to shrink the U.S. Military to pre-World War II levels following the end of the war in Iraq and the continued withdrawal from Afghanistan.
On this edition of America Abroad, we hear reaction to a smaller U.S. Military from allies in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East about whether Americas ability to advance its interests is compromised. Also, defense experts and military veterans discuss whether a smaller US military would embolden other countries like Russia to test America's willingness to engage.
Thursday, April 10 at 7 pm Anchored by Barbara Bogeav
Entrepreneurship is hailed as a way to reduce unemployment and preserve our competitive edge abroad. But how does government work best to promote new businesses and keep them afloat, especially here in the U-S--the world’s largest economy?
Thursday, March 13 - 7 pm Anchored by Barbara Bogaev
In the three years since the start of the Arab Spring, women have seen little or no improvement when it comes to fundamental rights. Many have actually seen rights taken away, as secular dictators give way to strict fundamentalists. On this episode of America Abroad we will visit Egypt where under the newly adopted constitution, women are supposed to have equality in “all civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights.