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Population Explosion: Ethiopia's Plans to Bridge the Urban-Rural Divide

Population Explosion: Ethiopia's Plans to Bridge the Urban-Rural Divide

March 21, 2018, 03:58 PM

Ethiopia's population has tripled over the past few decades. Millions of farmers are leaving the fields only to end up living in the slums of huge cities. City planners believe they have found a solution -- in the remote countryside. By Rainer Müller in Buranest more... Comment ]


Reporter Podcast: Changing Lives via Text Message

Reporter Podcast: Changing Lives via Text Message

March 21, 2018, 12:19 PM

An NGO is giving Kenyan villagers a basic income -- for many years, and by mobile phone. In an interview, reporter Patrick Witte explains how the project works and the impact it is having on peoples' lives. Interview Conducted By Anna Behrend more...

Reporter Podcast: What Palm Oil Farmers in Thailand Are Doing Right

Reporter Podcast: What Palm Oil Farmers in Thailand Are Doing Right

March 21, 2018, 10:54 AM

Palm oil has a bad reputation. But it's also not true that rainforests are being cut down everywhere to make way for palm oil plantations. In an interview, reporter Vanessa Steinmetz talks about a more sustainable approach to palm oil farming. more...


Reporter Podcast: Uganda's Generous Treatment of Refugees

Reporter Podcast: Uganda's Generous Treatment of Refugees

March 20, 2018, 03:48 PM

Maria Feck and Christoph Titz traveled to Uganda and were particularly impressed by the large numbers of refugees taken in by the small country. In an interview, the reporters talk about unusual refugee camps, corruption and the soundtrack of their trip. Interview Conducted By Anna Behrend more...

Reporter Podcast: Understanding the Riddles of Greenland

Reporter Podcast: Understanding the Riddles of Greenland

March 11, 2018, 05:57 PM

Christoph Seidler traveled to the vast Greenland ice sheet to visit scientists studying global warming there. In an interview, the reporter talks about what makes such projects so special and why he almost didn't make it back. Interview Conducted By Anna Behrend more... Comment ]


Palm Oil Quiz: Donuts, Detergent and Diesel

Palm Oil Quiz: Donuts, Detergent and Diesel

March 02, 2018, 01:32 PM

It is found in chocolate, soap and biofuel: Palm oil is ubiquitous. Why is it so popular? And are there alternatives? Test your knowledge! By Isabella Reichert more... Comment ]

Reporter Podcast: Traveling to the 'Blood Sisters'

Reporter Podcast: Traveling to the 'Blood Sisters'

March 01, 2018, 11:16 AM

Journalists Verena Töpper and Maria Feck traveled to Kenya to meet with girls who are unable to afford sanitary napkins. There, they learned of new solutions being tested that could help millions in the same predicament. An Interview by Anna Behrend more... Comment ]


Reporter Podcast: 'It Was Suffocating, and the Ground Was Shaking'

Reporter Podcast: 'It Was Suffocating, and the Ground Was Shaking'

February 28, 2018, 12:57 PM

Children are risking their lives in India's illegal mica mines. Journalist Marius Münstermann talks about what he saw and experienced while reporting on the mines -- and how the earth shook with every blow of the pickaxe. An Interview by Anna Behrend more... Comment ]

Reporter Podcast: Exploring One of Europe's Last Wild Rivers

Reporter Podcast: Exploring One of Europe's Last Wild Rivers

February 28, 2018, 12:57 PM

The last wild river in Europe is in danger. Holger Dambeck and Jonathan Miske accompanied researchers to the site in Albania, and in the Hörweite podcast, they spoke about the different accents of nightingales, introverted snail collectors and the charms of village life. An Interview by Anna Behrend more... Comment ]


Cursed Fruits: The Palm Oil Problem

Cursed Fruits: The Palm Oil Problem

February 23, 2018, 05:25 PM

Everyone wants sustainably produced palm oil, but few are willing to pay for it. A multimedia story about greed, avarice -- and hope. By Vanessa Steinmetz and Karl Vandenhole more... Comment ]