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Ruth Evans

India Rakusen

19 December 2017

Malawi

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In Malawi, a small silicone ring that sits around the cervix and releases antiretroviral drugs is being tested to determine how effectively it reduces a woman's risk of contracting HIV. So far, trials have shown promi...

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William Kremer

17 December 2017

London, England

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When you step on an airplane, you might not be thinking about people who use wheelchairs, neither are airlines. People who need to use wheelchairs have faced a number of challenges on airplanes, like lost and damaged ...

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Aamir Rafeeq Peerzeda

12 December 2017

Rajasthan, India

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In Rajasthan, India, the Aakar Charitable Trust is building dams in previously drought-ridden areas using traditional practices that use the contours of the land to retain water. These check dams are cost-effective, p...

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Colm Flynn

6 December 2017

New Jersey, United States

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In the United States, a multi-denominational movement combines faith and farming. “Gardens are magical places,” says Venice Williams, executive director of Alice’s Garden in Milwaukee, one of three faith-based farms p...

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Dougal Shaw

21 November 2017

Bristol, United Kingdom

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In an attempt to fight childhood obesity and social isolation in Bristol, the organization Playing Out is helping kids exercise more. They are creating a way for children to safely be physically active in their neighb...

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Richard Kenny

15 November 2017

Iceland

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Icelandic teenagers used to be infamous for their heavy smoking, drinking, and drug use. But the country has done a complete 180, thanks to investment in after-school activities, a curfew, and a pledge that all parent...

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William Kremer

14 November 2017

Iceland

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Iceland used to be one of the worst countries in Europe for underage teenage drinking. The country’s government realized they needed to change that. Each year, students fill out an anonymous survey about their drinki...

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Charlotte Pritchard

7 November 2017

Malawi

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In Malawi and other countries around the world, thousands of towns are not mapped. There is often no financial incentive to do so. However, unmapped areas face many challenges, especially because they are harder to re...

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Harriet Noble

31 October 2017

Bremen, Germany

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In cities all around the world, locals as well as tourists struggle to find adequate public restrooms. In Bremen, Germany, a creative partnership is solving the public restroom problem. “The Nice Toilet” initiative al...

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Angela Saini

22 October 2017

Karnataka, India

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Farmers play a vital role in the health of people around the world, yet often are not financially compensated in a sustainable way to survive. Entrepreneurs in India are attempting to shift this reality by introducing...

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William Kremer

17 October 2017

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Iceland may be "the best country in the world for gender equality" but women get paid 30 percent less than men. Trade unions and businesses united to fix the problem. They reevaluated people's salaries through a point...

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Angela Saini

15 October 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

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Entrepreneurs and startups in Kenya and India are finding success creating products that meet the needs of poorer citizens in those countries. This episode includes a story about a mobile phone app that tackles the di...

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Dougal Shaw

10 October 2017

Wolin, Poland

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5-15 Minutes

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As the family unit in Western society is increasingly fractured, many suffering from stress, anger, and trauma often must find to alternative ways to build community and find belonging. One unique example is the Vikin...

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Dougal Shaw

10 October 2017

Wolin, Poland

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An annual festival in Poland brings together men with a passion for recreating Viking culture and participate in competitive battles. By allowing for extreme physical expression—within the limits of safety laws and an...

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Angela Saini

8 October 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

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This podcast episode covers 3 entrepreneurial solutions in India and Kenya, and 2 of them have already started seeing very positive results. The first is a rugged tablet named Kio Kits loaded with educational software...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

3 October 2017

Gambia

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Cervical cancer has effective treatments, but it remains a leading cause of cancer deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. A new device can capture images of a woman’s cervix and send the images to a doctor for review. This exp...

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Amelia Martyn-Hemphill

3 October 2017

Gambia

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A new app and scope that attaches to a smartphone camera has the capability to photograph a woman's cervix in high definition and send the photo to clinicians for diagnosis. This device replaces previously very expens...

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Angela Saini

1 October 2017

India

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This episodes highlights two efforts that have been put in place to provide a service poor people don’t have access to. One of those is Simpa Network, which is providing affordable electricity through solar power to p...

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Jessica Lussenhop

25 September 2017

Black Rock City, Nevada, United States

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Many argue that the Burning Man festival has become an exclusive and wasteful indulgence for the wealthy - an opinion that was exacerbated this year when thousands of perfectly good bicycles were left among the debris...

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Priti Salian

20 September 2017

India

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In India, literacy advocates have found a captive audience for their programs; by adding subtitles to Bollywood songs and movies, tv shows are reaching millions of citizens who wouldn't otherwise learn how to read.

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Elizabeth Cassin

25 July 2017

Mexico

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In order to address dynamics that may keep a child from talking about traumatic experiences, a Mexico City-based child psychologist developed Antennas. Antennas is an animated character controlled and voiced by the ps...

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Ruth Evans

11 July 2017

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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"Poor man Instagram" is how vets at Chiang Mai University describe their system of pandemic preparedness and emergency prevention. Recruiting community members throughout the region to be disease detectives, the scien...

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Tom Colls

Harriet Noble

4 June 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

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Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for young adults in nearly every country around the world, but the issue receives less policy attention or funding than diseases or terrorism. One clever initiative ca...

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Dougal Shaw

3 June 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Movies, books, apartments: these are all things we commonly rent. One Danish couple is adding baby clothes to the list to reduce waste.

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Gemma Newby

Sahar Zand

23 May 2017

Cap-Haïtien, Department of Nord, Haiti

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Eight million metric tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean every year, including in Haiti where it litters the beaches and causes sanitation issues. A social entrepreneur from Executives Without Borders partnered...

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