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Global Voices Previous Broadcasts
Rent-a-Family, Inc. (Episode #616)
KQED World: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 7:00 AM
On the surface, Ryuichi looks like an ordinary, 44-year-old Japanese family man. He has a wife and two sons, and a good job in the customer service department at a toy factory. Yet unbeknownst to most - including his own family - he moonlights running his own business providing family members, friends, and even spouses for hire. Ryuichi and his employees are professional stand-ins, part of a growing service industry in Japan that rents out fake spouses, best men, relatives, friends, colleagues, boyfriends and girlfriends, all to spare their clients embarrassment at social functions such as weddings, funerals, or other family gatherings.
- KQED World: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
A Village Called Versailles (Episode #613)
KQED World: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 -- 7:00 AM
The incredible story of this little-known, tight-knit community in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When the storm devastated New Orleans in August 2005, Versailles residents rebuilt their neighborhood faster than any other damaged neighborhood in the city, only to find themselves threatened by a new toxic landfill slated to open just two miles away. Forced out of Vietnam by the war 30 years ago, many residents felt their homes were being taken away from them once again.
- KQED World: Wed, Feb 3, 2016 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED World: Wed, Feb 3, 2016 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Feb 3, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Feb 1, 2016 -- 1:00 PM