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Season III, No. 22

The quest for justice and peace in Palestine and Israel … From Israeli occupied Hebron, Jewish settlers state their case. And a conversation with Canadian activist Kevin Neish, about Israel’s brutal seizure of the aid ship Mavi Marmara.


Season III, No. 21

Youth gangs in Central America and Toronto. In Honduras, farmers turn to traditional varieties of seeds to solve local food challenges. And from Afghanistan, a report on the status of women doesn’t look good.


Season III, No. 20

Sicknesses that lurk, confounding the development of nations. Some land with a falling bug, from a thatched roof; toxins seep through soil and water. Addictive drugs of our own making can be the most insidious.


Season III, No. 19

Struggling for land and resources. From South Africa, the challenges women face; in Tanzania, filling a bucket with clean water is a daunting task; and in one of the world’s wealthiest cities, Mumbai, residents of a crowded slum are being squeezed out by…. real estate developers.


Season III, No. 18

Earth’s fruit sustains human culture and maybe even peace. From Lebanon, wine is more than just an intoxicating drink. A thousand miles to the south, Ethiopia’s varied landscape is a cradle for seeds, upon which the whole world survives.


Season III, No. 17

Nourishment for the mind: In the west African nation of Sierra Leone, villagers rises above the ruins of war by volunteering to be teachers. In the Central American nation of El Salvador, another town turns to theatre to boost its prospects.







Season III, No. 11

Garbage, garbage everywhere; how to deal with all the garbage; on Rwanda’s green hillsides and in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, smart solutions are being devised. And from Guatemala—a tale of fair trade.


Season III, No. 10

Community radio making waves in northwestern Tanzania, independent journalism taking root in Rwanda, and a shipping container filled with books captures the attention of kids in Ghana.


Season III, No. 9

The struggle for land in post-Apartheid South Africa and on the steep mountain slopes of Honduras. And from West Africa, a story about forests being harvested—beneath a lake.


Season III, No. 8

Psychiatric services in Ethiopia expand, with the help of colleagues from Canada. And in El Salvador, where rebels came down from a volcano to fight government forces, tourists discover history.


Season III, No. 7

Healing the wounds of war, and looking after its refugees. From Guatemala, two reports about civilians and former rebels cashing in on peace. And from Ghana, in West Africa, refugees from a neighboring conflict are finally returning home.


Season III, No. 6

Farming in the shadows of a Central American rainforest, and keeping pristine mountain waters clean; On the Bolivian altiplano, producing food as naturally as possible, free of chemicals and safe to eat.


Season III, No. 5

Challenge and success against the odds … in Bolivia, rural communities struggle to build their economies; disabled urban dwellers struggle for equality. And in the East African capital of Dar es Salaam, folks are trying to … unsnarl traffic jams.


Season III, No. 4

In the parched highlands of Bolivia, researchers and activists are trying to keep water a common resource. A continent away, Ethiopians are nurturing seeds of survival – the ones communities have developed themselves, over generations.