ctrp395 Behind the Famine in Somalia

MP3 Audio [33 MB]DownloadShow URL Earlier this year a famine was declared in Somalia. It was not the first time the world had heard about a humanitarian crisis in that struggling country. How did the world respond? How did Somalia get to the state it is in today and who was involved in getting it that […]

ctrp385 Bringing Internet to Afghanistan

MP3 Audio [38 MB]DownloadShow URL Since the beginning of 2011 Juan Rodriguez has been working in Afghanistan with the mission to help this country communicate.  This has meant bringing internet connectivity to schools, mobile phones for farmers, and an array of crowdsource projects for health, security, and agriculture.  On one beautiful and relaxed Friday afternoon […]

The Costs of Cups

It is surely an unpopular topic when so much national pride seems to be placed on large international soccer tournaments, but while everyone is high-fiving each other or fuming about their team being eliminated, there is a tremendous cost for all this fanfare.  Who bares this cost? How much is it? Why is it so […]

I Can Offer You a Job

“I can offer you a job, you should stay longer; for many foreigners Mongolia is very interesting right now.” I tried hard to keep chewing my food, but in my head I was already calculating what life in UlaanBaatar would be like working for some government official.  I quickly regained my focus, “Thank you, but […]