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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.
Google has customized their Maps application to reflect border disputes around the world. While border disputes predate the Internet -- and are unlikely to go away any time soon -- Google has at least managed a temporary diplomatic resolution in cyberspace.
This week Human Rights Watch released "Unbearable Pain," an extensive report on palliative care in India. The organization believes that denying pain relief to terminally ill patients violates a basic health care right, and that the Indian government should require hospitals to provide morphine. Watch the multimedia feature and read our Q&A with the report's lead researcher.
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.
Last week, Human Rights Watch released an extensive report detailing the maternal mortality problem in India - whose rate is 16 times Russia's and 10 times China's. Worldfocus spoke with Aruna Kashyap, the lead researcher of the in-depth study, "No Tally of the Anguish."
Devastating floods, said to be the worst in over 100 years, have swept across southern India. Overflowing rivers have broken banks and inundated large areas that had been suffering from a severe drought. More than 200 people have died and 800,000 have become homeless.
In the run up to international negotiations about climate change in Copenhagen, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian argues that lumping India and China together is a tactical misstep, and offers China political cover to avoid committing to binding carbon emission targets.
Prerna Suri of Al Jazeera English reports how patients in rural parts of India walk for miles to reach hospitals, some of which serve over 35,000 people.
Michael Allegretti of The Climate Group addresses how business and governments can address the challenges and economic opportunities of climate change in anticipation of the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen later this year.