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Worldfocus Radio is a live, weekly radio show hosted by Martin Savidge. From entrepreneurship in Ethiopia and Sri Lanka's bloody civil war to reverse brain drain in China and Baha'is in modern Iran, we dedicate 30 minutes to under-reported international stories. Our guests call in from all over the world for casual conversations on serious issues. Worldfocus Radio often complements the original videos that air on our nightly television newscast. Do you have a story you'd like Worldfocus Radio to cover? Please let us know.

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Top 10 Worldfocus Radio Shows of 2009

Worldfocus Best of 2009

Top 10 Worldfocus Radio Shows of 2009

Worldfocus presents highlights from our weekly radio show, which covers underreported stories. From entrepreneurship in Ethiopia and Sri Lanka's bloody civil war to reverse brain drain in China and Baha'is in modern Iran, listen to the shows that were most popular with listeners in 2009.

Posted: December 23, 2009 15:44   Comments: 0
Worldfocus Radio: ‘The Stans’ in Transition

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: ‘The Stans’ in Transition

Martin Savidge hosts William Fierman and Nikolay Petrov to discuss the Central Asian "stans" (Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). We examine emerging language policies, cultural identity and geopolitical relationships with Russia, China and the United States.

Posted: December 17, 2009 17:52   Comments: 1
Worldfocus Radio: Red China Goes Green

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Red China Goes Green

Will China accept lower growth and higher energy costs that could result from the Copenhagen summit? While virtually no one in China denies climate change, debate focuses on the speed and selection of renewable energy alternatives. Martin Savidge hosts Julian Wong and Rashid Kang to discuss how China is developing its alternative energy programs.

Posted: December 9, 2009 21:28   Comments: 6
Worldfocus Radio: Chile’s Growing Pains

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Chile’s Growing Pains

Chile's economic "miracle" has lifted many Chileans from poverty and become a fiscal model for Latin America. Martin Savidge hosts Peter Winn and Victoria Hurtado to discuss the underside of Chile's prosperity, focusing on the middle class, growing inequality and the younger generation.

Posted: December 2, 2009 20:22   Comments: 2
Worldfocus Radio: Jerusalem United or Divided?

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Jerusalem United or Divided?

East and West Jerusalem are divided along ethnic and religious lines -- in addition to the separation fence that Israel built to secure the city. Martin Savidge hosts Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian National Initiative and Gershon Baskin of the Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information.

Posted: November 18, 2009 20:28   Comments: 15
Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: LGBT politics and gay asylum

Worldfocus Radio takes a comparative look at the progress of LGBT politics and the gay rights movement in different countries and explores the U.S. and Canada as safe havens for gay asylum seekers. Martin Savidge hosts David Rayside and Rachel Tiven.

Posted: November 11, 2009 20:28   Comments: 5
Worldfocus Radio: Philippines — the forgotten terrorist front

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Philippines — the forgotten terrorist front

Martin Savidge hosts Filipino peace negotiator and Catholic priest Eliseo Mercado and security analyst Zachary Abuza when Worldfocus Radio explores the forgotten terrorist front in the Philippines. LISTEN NOW.

Posted: November 5, 2009 18:05   Comments: 3
Worldfocus Radio: Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government is trying to strengthen local and regional businesses and attract foreign direct investment. Martin Savidge hosts Ethiopian businessman Ermyas Amelga and economics professor Phillip LeBel to discuss how easy it is to do business in Ethiopia and who's investing. LISTEN NOW.

Posted: October 28, 2009 20:33   Comments: 7
Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

Worldfocus Radio

Worldfocus Radio: Turkey torn between East and West

Martin Savidge hosts Gareth Jenkins and Mustafa Akyol to discuss whether Turkey is leaning West or moving East. They discuss the country's growing Islamicization, strained relations with Israel and the limbo of European Union admission.

Posted: October 22, 2009 18:42   Comments: 0
Tune in: Radio show on “Guatemala: Behind the famine”

Worldfocus Radio

Tune in: Radio show on “Guatemala: Behind the famine”

In our weekly radio show, Martin Savidge explores the causes behind Guatemala's chronic malnutrition and escalating narco war. He hosts a panel of guests to discuss the remnants of war and genocide and land rights. Anita Isaacs, Stephen C. “Carlisle” Johnson and Samuel Lowenberg join the conversation. LISTEN NOW!

Posted: October 7, 2009 14:26   Comments: 9
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