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In 2019, the United Nations reported that an unprecedented number of people have been forced to flee their home countries. Over 70 million people are currently displaced worldwide, and the global refugee population is expected to increase in 2020.

City Visions: How to travel ethically

Jul 16, 2018
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Summer is a time to explore new places, but have you ever considered what it means to travel ethically? 

Matthew O'Brien

 

Photographer Matthew O’Brien grew up in the East Bay, but he found one of his favorite and deepest subjects a continent away in Colombia.

Photo: politicaexterior.com

On the Oct 7th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the historic referendum in Colombia.

Radio Ambulante: Nohemí

Sep 11, 2013
Photograph by James Samuelson

Nohemí was taken from her home when she was just a girl, and sent to work as a domestic employee for an upper-middle class family in Bogota. This is her story: how she survived years of abuse, neglect, and misfortune; and how, decades later, an act of solidarity and bravery helped bring her some measure of justice. This piece was produced by Camila Segura. 

Warning: This story contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence. May not be suitable for minors.

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Radio Ambulante: El chamán / The Shaman

May 13, 2013
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The intense winter rains of 2011 left thousands of Colombians flooded out of their homes and claimed hundreds of lives. That same year, a man named Jorge Elías González became infamous for taking public money to keep the skies clear over Bogotá. Melba Escobar tells us his story.

Las intensas lluvias del invierno del 2011 dejaron a miles de colombianos sin casas y cientos de muertos. Ese mismo año, un hombre llamado Jorge Elías González se volvió famoso por cobrar dineros públicos para mantener el cielo de Bogotá despejado. Melba Escobar nos cuenta su historia.