What in the World: South Korea

South Korea

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.

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Uganda

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.

Togo

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.

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Israel

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.

Greenland

Important coastal regions of the ice sheets on Greenland and West Antarctica, and the glaciers of the Antarctica Peninsula, are thinning and contributing to sea level rise. Also shrinking is the regional culture for the 56,000 people who live there.

 

 

Afghanistan - Malalai Joya

"You can cut the flower, but you cannot stop the coming of spring." This episode of "What in the World" features Afghan women's rights activist, Malalai Joya.

Elected in 2003, Joya was expelled from Parliament in 2007 for refusing to retract a speech. She fights for the rights of the people, particularly disadvantaged women.

Sierre Leone - After Ebola

Sierra Leone is officially Ebola free. But memories of the disease and the devastation it caused are still fresh. The country will have to deal with the consequences for many years to come.