Fixing Africa’s booming cities

Back in 1950, Kenya’s largest city Nairobi was a sleepy colonial town of about 100,000. But as tens of thousands of people from the country...

Debating overpopulation

Overpopulation has been debated since British economist Thomas Malthus famously warned in 1798 that humans could reproduce far faster than they could...

The overpopulation debate

Overpopulation has been debated since British economist Thomas Malthus famously warned in 1798 that humans could reproduce far faster than they could...

Oil-cursed Equatorial Guinea

At first glance, the small West African nation of Equatorial Guinea is doing well. Sandwiched between Cameroon and Gabon on the Gulf of Guinea,...

Is fair trade really fair?

Note this program was originally released July 9, 2015. You see the label on coffee, chocolate, t-shirts and even gold, “Fair Trade.” The...

Ebola epidemic continues

Since our last program on Ebola, the death toll from the disease has more than doubled to 4,800. U.S. and Spanish aid workers sickened by Ebola...

Burial rites hinder anti-Ebola effort

In the fight against Ebola, the death of a victim is only the beginning. The current outbreak of the disease has killed at least 2,461 people in...