This week on the show, we visit the scientists working to rid Medellin of the dengue virus and hear how global warming is helping mosquito-borne diseases spread to new regions. Plus, we look at how the Ebola epidemic has affected West Africa's appetite for bushmeat.
World in Progress: Yemen's forgotten humanitarian crisis
The war in Yemen has pushed millions to the brink of famine. There's a cholera epidemic looming. Despite a fragile truce in the Yemen's main port of Hodeida, fighting continues elsewhere in the country. Relief efforts have suffered severe setbacks — aid workers say they are increasingly being targeted in Houthi-controlled areas.
World in Progress: Chicago's lost children
The reality for many children in Chicago’s notorious West Side is a short life in the fast lane. Gangs, drugs and crime are always present and so is the possibility to end up in prison or dead. Vera Bünten got to know some of these kids – and people trying to help them change their lives around.
World in Progress: Brazil's Bolsonaro vs. the Amazon
Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro has been vocal in not caring much about protecting the world's largest rainforest. Many people who want to protect the forest say they feel the pressure on them and the Amazon basin is increasing every day. Ivo Marusczyk traveled to Brazil's Para state where development projects are eating away at the jungle.
World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world
World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.