Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Ending period poverty
By  • 4 April 2019
At this year’s Academy Awards a film called “Period. End of Sentence” won the Oscar for best short documentary. The movie focused on the subject of menstruation taboos in India and the story of a…
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An Indian evangelist for toilet usage
By  • 18 December 2018
An Indian sociologist has made ending open defecation his life's work Try to imagine: you feel the urge to relief yourself. But instead of your normal routine, the first thing you have to do is…
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India's toilet boom
By  • 13 December 2018
The the practice of outdoor defecation is a major cause of diarrheal diseases that kill about 2,200 children a day - more than die from HIV/AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis combined As of 2015, an estimated…
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Capturing South Asia's child marriages
By  • 8 November 2018
"She was supposed to get married at 13 to a boy that she never met before." For many couples across the world, marriage is a romantic union between two people ready to embark on the…
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Halting India's witch hunts [rebroadcast]
By  • 30 August 2018
For many, witch trials may seem like a relic of early colonial America. But in fact witch-hunting is still a feature of rural life today in many parts of the world. One place where it's…
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The market in human organs
By  • 23 August 2018
The imbalance between the supply of organs for transplant and the demand for them can be staggering. There are about 75,000 people active on the U.S. waiting list for kidneys, livers and other transplantable organs.…
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India's girl shortage [rebroadcast]
By  • 21 June 2018
In the next decade, India may pass China to become the world’s most populous country. But there’s something odd about India’s population. The country has tens of millions fewer women and girls than you’d expect.…
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Project Exile: Pakistani reporter moves to France after kidnap attempt
By  • 14 June 2018
"I was resisting and they kept hitting me with the butts of their guns." Jumping out of a car to escape being abducted at gunpoint by the Pakistani military isn't exactly how journalist Taha Siddiqui…
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Climate change in South Asia
By  • 17 May 2018
Climate change is already having big effects on southern Asia. Deadly heat waves like one that killed 3,500 people in India and Pakistan in 2015 are becoming more frequent. The summer monsoon rains are changing,…
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India's witch hunts
By  • 11 May 2018
For many, witch trials may seem like a relic of early colonial America. But in fact witch-hunting is still a feature of rural life today in many some of the world. One place where it's…
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