Thursday, December 11 at 7 pm: Anchored by Madeleine Brand
It used to be that, in many parts of the world, educating a girl was not only a low priority but was prevented by social customs or economic pressures. Now, in areas such as sub-Saharan Africa, India and war-torn areas such as Syria, girls are beginning to get a secondary school, and sometimes even, a college education.
Thursday, August 14 at 7 pm: Hosted by Hari Sreenivasan
The spring 2014 drought in California drove home the danger that societies face when water supplies run low. But in places such as sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, drought doesn't just put a crimp in a comfortable lifestyle, it is often a cause for war.
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.