Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany continues to be influenced by the former division. We'll find out how attitudes toward childcare and women in the workforce differ between East and West Germany with researcher Elizabeth Heineman.[<a
India's school drop-out rate is high. Bhuvana Foundation was created “to provide three nutritious meals, timely and regular primary care and a well rounded education” for children in India, especially in Tamil Nadu State. We’ll speak with neurologist Subramaniam Sriram, founder and president of Bhuvana Foundation and Mridu Sekhar, a Bhuvana trustee, about their work.
India has faced an uphill battle in fighting corruption. But several months ago it passed legislation to protect whistleblowers. Public interest attorney Prashant Bhusan joins us to discuss whether the new law is having an impact.
Chicago's City Council has approved a "sweatfree" ordinance. It means city resources, things like police uniforms, will no longer be purchased from sweatshop labor. We'll talk with Alderman Ameya Pawar and Katherine Bissell Cordova.
According to UNICEF, in India, more than 70 percent of children drop out before finishing school Pratham USA is dedicated to youth education, literacy and vocational training in India. It reports that over half of India’s children in the 5th grade can’t read at a 2nd grade level. We'll talk with Pratham USA's Raj Rajaram.
The Mahabharatha, one of India’s most ancient texts, tells tales of gods and demons, of kings and queens, and of common men and women. The epic story takes place over hundreds of years and serves as the foundation for Hinduism.