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Land Rush (Episode #526)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 28, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

How do you feed the world? 75% of Mali's population are farmers, but rich, land-hungry nations like China and Saudi Arabia are leasing Mali's land in order to turn large areas into agribusiness farms. Many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism. As Mali experiences a military coup, the developers are scared off ? but can Mali's farmers combat food shortages and escape poverty on their own terms?

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  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 30, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Poor Us: The Animated History of Poverty (Episode #525)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 21, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

Do we know what poverty is? The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis's film takes us through the changing world of poverty. You go to sleep, you dream, you become poor through the ages. And when you awake, what can you say about poverty now? There are still very poor people, to be sure, but the new poverty has more to do with inequality?

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  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Stealing Africa (Episode #524)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

How much profit is fair? Ruschlikon is a village in Switzerland with a very low tax rate and very wealthy residents. But it receives more tax revenue than it can use. This is largely thanks to one resident - Ivan Glasenberg, CEO of Glencore, whose copper mines in Zambia are not generating a large bounty tax revenue for the Zambians. Zambia has the 3rd largest copper reserves in the world, but 60% of the population live on less than $1 a day and 80% are unemployed. Based on original research into public documents, the film describes the tax system employed by multinational companies in Africa.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 16, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Give Us The Money (Episode #523)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 7, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

How do you change the world? From Live Aid to Make Poverty History, celebrities have become activists against poverty. Bob Geldof and Bono have been the most prominent voices advocating on behalf of the poor. But have their concerts and campaigns really lifted millions out of poverty? Geldof, Bono and Bill Gates speak candidly about how to lobby effectively and how to play to politicians' weaknesses for glitz and popularity.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Dinner with the President: A Nation's Journey (Episode #522)

KQED World: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

An intimate dinner with former President Pervez Musharraf and his mother provides the backdrop for a filmic journey through contemporary Pakistan. Engaging with people from all levels of Pakistani society, the filmmakers search for answers in a place where tribal loyalties struggle against modernization and religious Islamic forces lean toward theocracy.

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  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
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