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
Modern Slavery In Singapore (Episode #438)
KQED World: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 -- 6:00 AM
Many domestic workers in Singapore suffer exploitation, abuse and even rape at the hands of their wealthy employers. Most of the women arrive here via agencies that recruit in the slums of Indonesia and the Philippines. They hope to earn enough money to help support their families back at home. But once they arrive in Singapore, they are at the mercy of their employers. Often, their passports are taken away from them. There are more than 200,000 such domestic servants in Singapore, and for many of them their workplace is little more than a prison. They're expected to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and never get a day off, let alone a holiday.
The Deadly Cashew Trees of India (Episode #437)
KQED World: Sat, Sep 22, 2012 -- 6:00 AM
For twenty years, the insecticide Endosulfan was sprayed on Cashew trees in India. Now the land is poisoned, and at least six thousand people are terminally ill or already dead from the chemical's effects. Resistance is only gradually taking shape. Also in this edition: Energy in the Wind - a Moroccan wind farm produces green energy.
One Man's Waste Is Another Man's Building Material (Episode #436)
KQED World: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 -- 6:00 AM
Old tires, glass and used plastic bottles - one man's waste is another man's building material. Matt Paneitz runs a project in the Guatemalan highlands that gets international volunteers building eco houses out of trash. We also find out how US President Obama wants to help young immigrants legally live and work in the US.