Deutsche Welle's weekly magazine explores the intersection of global development with the social and natural environments of the many cultures on our planet. In each program, host Michaela Kufner presents 3 to 4 video rich segments profiling a different part of the world where man's quest for economic growth is jeopardizing the ecosystems and everyday lives of people from many cultures, from the explosive economic growth in China to the garbage pickers of Rio. The program provides in-depth analysis, investigative reporting, and portraits of people making a difference on the planet. Included: Ideas For a Cooler World, showcasing passionate individuals and innovative projects aimed at combating global climate change.
Global 3000 Previous Broadcasts
Saving The Selva Maya Rainforest (Episode #806)
KQED World: Sat, Feb 6, 2016 -- 8:00 AM
Selva Maya is a forest region shared by Belize, Mexico and Guatemala, is the largest tropical rainforest of the Americas north of the Amazon. Many species are unique to it. But its ecosystems are under threat. Populations are growing rapidly, and so are exploitation of the rainforest and deforestation.
- KQED World: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 -- 5:30 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Feb 6, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
Ghana: Africa's Primary Peacekeepers (Episode #805)
KQED World: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Ghana: Africa's Primary Peacekeepers - The small West African country has set itself the goal of exporting peace and democracy. Each year sees hundreds of soldiers, but also police and civilians, trained for United Nations peacekeeping missions, especially in Africa. Taiwan: Pre-School Pressure - Education is taken very seriously in Taiwan, with children expected to be straight A students. Parents are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure their offspring are high-achievers. The pressure even starts in pre-school. The guiding principle at Fong Yun-I's day care center is that children need rules and regulations. Peru: Water Management from the Inca Period - The natives of the high Andean regions are already feeling the effects of climate change, such as water shortages and drought. But solutions for combating these problems are on Hand. Traditional forms of water management used by the Incas could help. These methods are hardly known today, even amongst the indigenous people of the Andes. The Mountain Institute is dedicated to ensuring this traditional expertise is circulated again. Millennium Teen Columbia - Layne Quintero Gonzales from Salento, Colombia, has three brothers and loves learning English. In her free time she surfs the Internet and at the weekend she goes out with her friends. She'd like to study medicine one day and qualify as a neurosurgeon.
- KQED World: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 -- 10:00 AM