Government failure to provide quality water to Chennai, India, has led to increased risk of plague—and a growing black market in potentially unsafe water. On today's episode of World Policy On Air, World Policy Institute fellow and author Kavitha Rajagopalan discusses her piece for the Journal’s summer issue on Chennai’s water woes: “Bottling up Discontent."
When affordable housing isn't properly incentivized in cities from the U.K. to China, the result is often corruption and a rise in homelessness. On today's episode of World Policy On Air, Managing Editor Yaffa Fredrick discusses responses given by activists and journalists to the Big Question from World Policy Journal's summer 2016 issue: How can governments collaborate with the private sector to provide affordable housing?
Last year, the “Save the Girl Child” campaign championed the criminalization of abortion for sex selection in India. On today’s episode of World Policy On Air, Nairobi-based attorney and journalist Jill Filipovic explains the cultural norms in India that play into the detrimental outcomes of policies designed to protect female infants.
The winner of the next
U.S. presidential election will face a wide range of foreign policy
challenges. On today’s World Policy On Air, however, World Policy fellow
Jonathan Cristol argues that if Donald Trump wins, he will likely
become his own biggest national security threat.
Shortly after the 1959 Cuban Revolution, the government took steps to combat racism in the island nation. On today’s episode of World Policy On Air, Devyn Spence Benson, assistant professor of history and African and African-American studies at Louisiana State University, discusses the country's mixed record on race policies and anti-black discrimination as documented in her new book, Antiracism in Cuba: The Unfinished Revolution.
On today’s episode of World Policy On Air, founder of the United Kingdom’s Organization of Black Unity, Dr. Kehinde Andrews, discusses his contribution to World Policy Journal’s latest issue, which focuses on the ways black struggles transcend borders.
In a special two-episode feature, World Policy On Air presents an excerpt from a radio documentary by World Policy Institute Fellow Damaso Reyes based on interviews with black Germans and Poles about their experiences living in historically homogeneous white societies. Part Two focuses on black lives in Germany before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In a special two-episode feature, "Black and (Often) Blue in the EU," World Policy On Air presents excerpts from a radio documentary by photojournalist Damaso Reyes, a World Policy Institute senior fellow. Part one focuses on the experiences of black Poles living in a historically homogeneous white society.