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Curse of Tin and Technology (Episode #650)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 8:00 AM

Indonesia: The Curse of Treasure Island - Bangka is an island rich in a valuable natural resource, tin, and that is why it is being destroyed. Tin has many uses. It is to be found in cans, smartphones, and computers. Mining began thirteen years ago on Banka. Much of the mining is illegal, ignores environmental-protection regulations and worker-protection laws. Morocco: Women Get Together to Sell Argan Oil - Berber women in Morocco have used argan oil for centuries to care for their skin, hair and nails. Pressing the oil has always been women's work. Now women are starting to market it themselves as well. A Berber businesswoman has helped women in a number of villagers establish co-operatives to make and sell the oil; they are also setting up a global distribution network. Now, the women often earn more than their husbands. They can pay for their children's education and hire teachers for themselves. Global Living Room: Sao Paulo, Brazil - We visit Edmilson Felix de Lima. He is manager of a high-rise designed by the illustrious Oscar Niemeyer. The view from the roof terrace is glorious, but his apartment is none too big. South Africa: Saving the Cape Parrots - There are only a thousand or so Cape parrots left. The species is in danger of extinction. The Cape Parrot Project wants to ensure its future. Biologist Steve Boyes runs the project. He and his team nurse sick parrots back to health and are planting up to a million yellowwood trees to restore the birds' decimated natural habitat. The fruit of the yellowwood is also the perfect food for the birds and even contains agents that protect it from the highly contagious Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease.

Over One Million Syrian Refugees Struggling in Lebanon (Episode #649)

KQED World: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 8:00 AM

Mare Nostrum: Saving Lives on the Mediterranean - Each month, the Italian navy rescues close to 1000 refugees from the waters of the Mediterranean. Operation Mare Nostrum was launched after the tragedy off Lampedusa in October, 2013, with the loss of over sixty lives. Nearly 100,000 refugees have been rescued since then. A camera team aboard the Italian navy transport ship San Giorgio witnessed one such rescue operation: over 200 refugees were taken off a rusty fishing boat to safety and put ashore in Sicily. Lebanon: A Country under Pressure - Over a million Syrian refugees have been registered in Lebanon, a country with a domestic population of just 4.4 million. They're putting increasing social and economic pressure on the Lebanese people. Many Syrians have fled their homeland to neighboring Lebanon, and now they are seeking work and accommodation. But there are growing fears that this massive influx could destabilize the country and make it the next target on the IS terrorists' hit list. Germany: Lives on Hold - People seeking asylum in Germany often have to wait up to 20 months for their applications to be processed. During that time they are normally housed in special hostels and not allowed to work. This means they also have little contact with local people. Now "Uber den Tellerrand kochen", a student initiative from Berlin, is trying to change that. The group organizes cooking courses in which refugees show Germans how to make their favorite foods. A cookbook featuring some of these recipes sold out within weeks and a second one is due out soon. Bangladesh: A Strategy to Combat Flooding - During the rainy season, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra often burst their banks, flooding huge tracts of land in Bangladesh. And, due to climate change, extreme weather is becoming more common. Major floods regularly drive hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis from their homes. Now a pilot project in the north of the country is helping to avert flood damage, by making sandy areas fertile and preventing erosion.

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