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Public Radio International

At Public Radio International, we believe sharing powerful stories, encouraging exploration, and connecting people and cultures will effect positive change in the world. By building a deeper awareness and understanding of the world's peoples, conditions, issues and events, we enable others to form their own opinions, share their knowledge and creativity, and take informed actions on issues that matter to them.

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Latest posts by Public Radio International

1 March 2015

The US Finally Lifts the Curse of the ‘Golden Cage’ Visa

Thousands of highly skilled immigrants are admitted into US each year, but their highly skilled spouses were not allowed to work. But that's about to change.

28 February 2015

Libyan Kids Have Been Out of School for Months, so One Woman Is Bringing the Classroom to Them

Haifa El-Zahawi, a Libyan who lives in New York, has given kids in her home country access to education for the first time in months thanks to a Skype connection.

22 February 2015

One Woman Challenges Perceptions of Somalia One Instagram Post at a Time

Ugaaso Boocow wanted to correct perceptions of Somalia. But instead of taking to the streets or the airwaves, she took to Instagram and is primed to be a star.

21 February 2015

Banned From Filmmaking, This Iranian Director Ignored His Government—and It's Paying Off

In 2010, the Iranian government slapped filmmaker barred Jafar Panahi from filmmaking for 20 years. Panahi has defied the ban, going on to win Berlin International Film Festival's Golden Bear.

15 February 2015

How the Produce Aisle in an American Supermarket Looks to a Migrant Farmworker

How does picking tomatoes compare to onions? And what about strawberries? One Mexican American migrant farmworker who lives in California's Central Valley explains what he sees at the supermarket.

14 February 2015

Are We Witnessing the Death of ‘Uh'? Um, Maybe — and Not Just in English

We humans have been using expressions of hesitation for a long time. Linguists are now noting a shift in usage across a number of Germanic languages from "um" to "uh."

7 February 2015

The Flood of the Half-Century — and You Probably Haven't Heard About It

The flooding has displaced nearly 200,000 people in Malawi, destroyed crops and brought fears of disease. In a region already prone to flooding, the future may hold even worse.

24 January 2015

Cape Town's Fancy Galada Sings to Heal Herself and Others

Fancy Galada grew up quickly, taking care of her younger siblings at age 10. And at times it was terrifying. She sings to help herself heal from those early experiences.

23 January 2015

The Secret Language of Turkey's LGBT Community

In Turkey, the LGBT community and others keep have created a secret language, or argot, called Lubunca to keep out prying ears.

19 January 2015

How Muslim and Christian Women in Nigeria Banded Together to Fight Violent Extremism

Pastor Esther Ibanga and local Muslim religious leader Khadija Hawaja founded Women Without Walls a few years ago in a bid to return safety and security to their communities.

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