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S1 E28: Reading North

Reading North

Oula has run a mobile library in the Nordic Arctic for 40 years, but as retirement looms the future of the bus is uncertain.

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2019-10-20T00:00:00-07:00

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Deportees Welcome

Recently deported from the U.S. a teenager lives in fear of the MS-13 gang and longs for home, but discovers El Salvador’s booming call center industry.

  • 2020-02-17T23:30:00-08:00
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Migrant Dreams

Each year, tens of thousands of migrant workers travel to Singapore hoping for a better life. When the economy was booming, those promises were largely fulfilled. But as a global recession takes hold, horror stories are emerging.

Watch Part 2 of this story here.

  • 2020-02-18T19:00:00-08:00
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Broadband Bruce

Maskwacis is an impoverished Canadian community grappling with addiction, unemployment and suicide.

  • 2020-02-18T19:30:00-08:00
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China: One Child Policy

A group of women go in search of the parents who abandoned them 38 years after China’s controversial one child policy was instituted.

Li Yongguo, a civil servant in eastern China, is on a mission to reunite families forced apart by China's one-child policy. He holds events for parents and children separated after the mass population control scheme began in the late 1970s, collecting DNA samples to match them. 

  • 2020-02-24T23:30:00-08:00
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School of Fighters

A young Indian teenager challenges her family and conservative community to compete in the national vovinam martial arts championships.

  • 2020-02-25T19:00:00-08:00
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China's Fake Boyfriend

Under immense pressure to get married, Li Chenxi rents a fake boyfriend to keep her parents happy during a trip home for Chinese New Year.

  • 2020-02-25T19:30:00-08:00
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Boko Haram Catcher

Among the thousands of hunters enlisted by the Nigerian army to track and capture Boko Haram fighters, one stands out from the crowd.

  • 2020-03-03T19:00:00-08:00
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The Reluctant Vigilante

The leader of a controversial vigilante group fights for legitimacy in a crime-riddled South African community. But at what cost?

  • 2020-03-03T19:30:00-08:00
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Sudan Drones

Two young inventors in Sudan pursue tech innovation to combat desertification amidst sanctions, war and destruction.

  • 2020-03-10T20:00:00-07:00
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Mind Over Battle

Since the age of 12, Javier Chavez's life in Los Angeles has been filled with gangs, guns and drugs. But after years of close encounters with death, and serving time in prison, he decided to turn his life around.

Today, Javier helps others cope with the challenges of life outside gangs and prison. He's a counselor at Homeboy Industries, an organization that helps over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles each year. 

But as he counsels former gang members, Javier is constantly wrestling with his own demons - his dark past which won't let him go.

  • 2020-03-10T20:30:00-07:00
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