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If your life were on the line and you needed a kidney transplant, would you go for it at any cost? This episode takes viewers on the journey of the illegal kidney market, beginning with brokers and buyers in California, and going as far as Israel. "What in the World" explores the range of criminal networks, brokers, and suspect surgeons involved in this market.
Brutal, overcrowded and violent. This is the reputation of South American prisons.
"What in the World" visits a struggling Libya.
One of the most urbanized countries, in one of the most urbanized regions of the world.
An estimated 165,000 Sahrawis live in refugee camps — El Aaiun, Awserd, Smara, and Dakhla — in the desolate Sahara desert in southwest Algeria.
This episode of "What In the World" investigates the modern phenomenon of soccer slavery in which many young footballers trafficked out of Africa have been left to fend for themselves
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Against the seething anger of the people of Jeju, the construction of a naval base on what locals consider the sacred Gureombi Rock on Jeju Island now seems unstoppable. But equally unstoppable is the sheer determination of the people in this fishing village to continue their resistance. Primarily for use by the United States military, the base will extend U.S. presence in the region and be a thorn in the side of the North Korean regime.
Timber is one of this country’s biggest natural resources and the source of great potential wealth. Hence the existence of wholesale illegal logging, irrespective of the consequences to the local environment. This has led concerned parties to set up the Olancho Environmental Movement. This organization has mobilized to protect these forests, at some risk to its members, like Rene Gradiz, whose testimony is disturbing in the extreme.
Russia was once the bedrock of both the reviled and revered Soviet Union, until its sudden and unexpected collapse in 1991. Remarkably the spectre of Cold War that hung over this vast country for so long has suddenly re-appeared. Russia might be resurgent now but has the country changed from the inside? With a focus on human rights, this film explores the complexity of contemporary Russian life.
The jubilation that marked the birth of the South Sudanese nation brought no respite to its people. 2 million died and 4 million were displaced in the civil war with Sudan in the lead-up to the 2005 peace agreement. Formal independence came on July 9th, 2011 following a referendum in which more than 98 percent of the population voted for independence. Then things fell apart.
According to the World Health Organization, more than a billion people or 15 percent of the world's population experience a disability. And as the world's population ages, that figure is set to rise. A staggering 80 percent of this population lives in developing countries, where services are generally inadequate to meet their needs.
Despite a robust disability rights movement and a shift towards inclusion, stigma and discrimination continue to mark many disabled people's lives.
Undernutrition in the first 3 years of a child's life is a common but preventable crisis in certain countries. A baby's mental and physical development can be irreversibly damaged after 2 years of undernutrition. However, it is a condition from which an estimated 200 million children worldwide suffer and is believed to contribute to 3.5 million child deaths annually. In this program a number of child-specific health care interventions in Uganda are evaluated.
The two-mile Pelican Bluffs Trail has recently opened along the sandstone bluffs of Mendocino County.KCET Original
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Watch host, Elizabeth Espinosa, share the history of immigration policy in the United States.KCET Original
Sami Yaffa travels to the emerald green island of Ireland.KCET Original
In May 1968, Paris was home to protests that questioned the French social reality, a mentality that grew into a global movement.KCET Original
In Nairobi, a political cartoonist, a hip-hop drummer queen, a filmmaker and a disabled contemporary dancer challenge the corruption of an ossified political class.
Diego helps Doña Teresa get out of jail but for a price.
The third season of "Sound Tracker" begins with Sami Yaffa’s exploring music's influence on Colombia.
Veteran war correspondents Stuart Ramsay and Alex Crawford explore behind the scenes of reporting on four separate stories in the world's most dangerous areas
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