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Global Voices Previous Broadcasts
Welcome to the World (Episode #528)
KQED World: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor? 130 million babies are born each year, and not one of them decides where they?ll be born or how they'll live. In Cambodia, you're likely to be born to a family living on less than $1/day. In Sierra Leone chances of surviving the first year are half those of the worldwide average. Brian Hill takes a worldwide trip to meet the newest generation - In the US Starr's new baby could well be one more of 1.6 million homeless children now living in the streets.
- KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, May 14, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
China Blue (Episode #303)
KQED World: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
They live crowded together in cement factory dormitories where water has to be carried upstairs in buckets. Their meals and rent are deducted from their wages, which amount to less than a dollar a day. Most of the jeans they make in the factory are purchased by retailers in the U.S. and other countries. CHINA BLUE takes viewers inside a blue jean factory in southern China, where teenage workers struggle to survive harsh working conditions. Providing perspectives from both the top and bottom levels of the factory's hierarchy, the film looks at complex issues of globalization from the human level.
Vietnam: The Next Generation (Episode #304)
KQED World: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 3:00 PM
Meet eight young Vietnamese, some born in the final days of the Vietnam War, others in its aftermath. They are entrepreneurs and street kids, farmers and students, artists and engineers. Together they embody the hopes, dreams and challenges of a new Vietnam. Through their stories, this film takes an in-depth look at modern-day Vietnam, where a marriage of communism and capitalism is providing opportunity unimagined in their parents' time.
Education Education (Episode #527)
KQED World: Sun, May 5, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
What does an education get you? In ancient times in China, education was the only way out of poverty, in recent times it has been the best way. China's economic boom and talk of the merits of hard work have created an expectation that to study is to escape poverty. But these days China's higher education system only leads to jobs for a few, educating a new generation to unemployment and despair.
- KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Tue, May 7, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
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