This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

All Posts Tagged With: "Signature Story"

Bangladesh reels from the impact of climate change

Signature Video

Bangladesh reels from the impact of climate change

Addressing the effects of rising seas, a Bangladeshi man created "school boats" to bring school to children. Producer Steve Sapienza of the Pulitzer Center reports on how social entrepreneurs, NGOs and governments in poorer countries are trying to deal with climate change today.

Posted: December 8, 2009 15:55   Comments: 3
Island in Denmark produces more energy than it consumes

Signature Video

Island in Denmark produces more energy than it consumes

John Larson travels to Denmark's Samso Island to report on its efforts to eliminate fossil fuel use. In 1998, Samso, population 4,000, devised a bold plan to completely switch to renewable energy. Today, the island is 100% carbon-neutral.

Posted: December 7, 2009 17:06   Comments: 17
Chilean law fast-tracks treatment for common illnesses

Signature Video

Chilean law fast-tracks treatment for common illnesses

Worldfocus special correspondent Edie Magnus traveled to Chile, a country with universal health care coverage. However, treatment actually depends on what disease you have and how likely you are to be cured.

Posted: December 2, 2009 18:15   Comments: 0
Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

Signature Video

Housing developments in Denmark slash energy use

Worldfocus' John Larson has been reporting on Denmark's forward-thinking energy policy in the weeks leading up to the Copenhagen summit. Here, he visits a housing development outside of of Copenhagen where residents use astonishingly little energy.

Posted: November 30, 2009 17:24   Comments: 9
Efficient Danes use hydrogen cells to maximize wind power

Signature Video

Efficient Danes use hydrogen cells to maximize wind power

Last week, we showed you how everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power. But there's a challenge -- how to store that power when the wind isn't blowing. John Larson reports on how Denmark is searching for answers, including building Europe's first "hydrogen neighborhood" -- homes that are powered and heated with the help of hydrogen fuel cells.

Posted: November 24, 2009 17:00   Comments: 11
Israelis settle in occupied West Bank for economic reasons

Signature Video

Israelis settle in occupied West Bank for economic reasons

There is no sign that the building of Israeli settlements will cease. Economic and ideological settlers continue to flock to the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel visits both sides of the wall dividing an Israeli settlement and a Palestinian refugee camp.

Posted: November 19, 2009 16:37   Comments: 81
Israel’s Orthodox women clamor for the right to divorce

Signature Video

Israel’s Orthodox women clamor for the right to divorce

In Israel, the rabbinical courts decide when couples can marry and divorce. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel speaks with Orthodox Jewish women who are protesting the Jewish law that states husbands must consent to divorce.

Posted: November 18, 2009 17:49   Comments: 8
Israel thrives as the Silicon Valley of the Middle East

Signature Video

Israel thrives as the Silicon Valley of the Middle East

The high-tech industry has become the backbone of Israel's economy with 46 percent of exports coming from the industrial high tech sector. Worldfocus correspondent Martin Himel takes a look at the businesses and entrepreneurial players of the Middle East's Silicon Valley.

Posted: November 17, 2009 18:06   Comments: 10
Everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power

Signature Video

Everyday Danes profit from pioneering wind power

Long ago, Denmark pioneered wind power, which now accounts for 20 percent of its energy production. Everyday Danish citizens -- from farmers to art dealers -- invested in windmills. John Larson reports on how Danish citizens are capturing windfall profits.

Posted: November 16, 2009 17:38   Comments: 12
Ancient Greek values clash with modern treatment of gays

Signature Video

Ancient Greek values clash with modern treatment of gays

Homosexuality dates back thousands of years in Ancient Greece, where same-sex relationships were well-known - even among the gods. But today in Greece, gay rights are not as accepted. Special correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson examine the state of gay marriage in Greece.

Posted: November 12, 2009 18:24   Comments: 5

Produced by Creative News Group LLC     ©2019 WNET.ORG     All rights reserved

Distributed by American Public Television