On this week's show, why public school teachers are on strike in Chile, how girls from an Indian slum defy inequality by learning how to code, and how a radical policy change in Mexico is having real consequences for migrants coming from South and Central America, as well as Leros — the Greek refugee haven with a difference.
World in Progress: Bolivia's water woes
In some parts of the world, access to water is as simple as turning on the tap. But for many people that's not an option. Take Bolivia, for instance. The South American country that's been dealing with torrential rains and landslides is suffering from a lack of drinking water as glaciers melt away. Thomas Kruchem went to explore; his report is presented by Sue Cox.
World in Progress: Crushed hopes
On this week's show, how young Pakistani brides are ending up in the clutches of sex trafficking rings in China, the activist campaigning for indigenous rights in the southern Philippines, and why Liberia's health system still hasn't recovered from the 2014-15 Ebola epidemic.
World in Progress: Digitalization & Stonewall Inn
This week we talk about digitalization and an uprising that changed history: Digital technologies such as mobile phones, apps and drones can help farmers boost their yields and help curb postharvest losses — we'll hear how it's done. And: How the Stonewall rebellion 50 years ago was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the US.
World in Progress: The power of indigenous people
Indigenous climate leader Pasang Dolma Sherpa talks about the 'historic moment' for indigenous people and how they can make a difference in climate negotiations. We also hear how Mapuche indigenous people in Chile are fighting plans to build the country's biggest wind farm. And how Tibetan nomads are carving out a living for themselves to be able to stay in the highlands of Qinghai.