America Abroad

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Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Child marriage is a practice that’s still common in many parts of the world, where girls are married off at puberty or sometimes even younger. In this edition of America Abroad we’ll hear from girls who’ve escaped child marriage, and we’ll learn what is being done by governments, religious leaders, and NGOs to end this abusive practice.

Cuba and America: After The Thaw

Feb 18, 2015

Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 pm
Anchored by Maria Hinojosa

From America Abroad: President Obama's announcement to begin normalizing relations with Cuba marks the most significant change in US policy toward the island nation in a half century.  But as America looks to make it easier to travel to the country and establish more economic ties, what does that mean for the average Cuban or Cuban American?

Global Girls' Education: Breaking Down Barriers

Oct 30, 2014
brookings.edu

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.

When Water Scarcity Leads to Conflict

Jul 21, 2014

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.

Global Water Scarcity: Combating Drought

Jun 27, 2014

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.

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