Alixa and Naima are two poets who together make up Climbing PoeTree, an award winning performance duo. Mixing poetry and politics they seek to use their words to educate and inspire. On this edition, we hear performances by Climbing PoeTree and find out where such inspiring artists find their own inspiration.
From courtroom battles to government regulation, we take a look at how citizen groups around the world are holding oil companies accountable for environmental contamination and human rights abuses.
One billion people lack access to safe drinking water, and at least 31 countries face water scarcity. We hear from organizers working for the right to water on a global level, about the failures of private water management, and alternatives to corporate control.
Four women leaders work throughout the world, from Asia to Latin America to defend animal rights.
Independent producer Reese Erlich visits rural farmers and urban shanty towns in Colombia, and talks with high ranking Colombian politicians to learn about Plan Colombia, an effort to reduce cocaine production.
In this Women’s Desk edition, we profile three courageous women writer-activists.
On this edition, we hear from leaders in Colombian civil society about what they view as Plan Colombia’s broader strategy: regional dominance by U.S. military and economic interests.
On this edition of Making Contact, we go to the Colombian cities of Medellin and Bogota to hear first-hand what life is like for disenfranchised and displaced communities that are literally caught in the crossfire.
On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at Coca-Cola and a couple examples of the corporation’s foreign operations.
On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at the impacts of a common practice in the coal industry known as “mountain top removal.” We also hear about alleged collusion between an Alabama-based coal company and paramilitaries in Colombia against union organizers.