The COVID-19 pandemic has not only lead to a global health crisis, but also to economic hardships. Some people from Latin America and the Caribbean are getting so desperate they embark on a dangerous journey north to make it all the way to the US — in the middle of the pandemic! We also hear how one neighborhood in Australia managed to pull off a vaccination success story.
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.
World in Progress: Asia's troubled Mekong River
The Mekong River begins in Tibet and runs through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before exiting in Vietnam's delta region. But ever since China built several mega dams along the river, the rhythm of the flowing giant has been getting out of sync. So what does this mean for the environment and the people living alongside the world's twelfth longest the river?
World in Progress: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome affects millions of kids in South Africa
When pregnant women drink alcohol, the impact on their babies' health can be severe. In South Africa, more than ten percent of kids suffer from Fetal Alcohol symptome - the highest figure worldwide.
World in Progress: How climate change impacts lives around Kilimanjaro
The warming climate melts the snow peak on Mount Kilimanjaro and increasingly impacts the lives of local people and their environment.