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Culture clash – Ghana and American Blacks | Public Radio International

https://www.pri.org/file/2019-08-22/culture-clash
PRI’s The World

Thursday, August 22, 2019 – 4:43pm 08:19

Four hundred years after the trans-Atlantic slave trade began, Africans and the descendants of Africans who were forced to leave West Africa are trying to come back together. But reconnecting on the continent isn’t without its challenges — it raises questions about history, culture and accountability.

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Climate activists prep for G7 | Public Radio International

https://www.pri.org/file/2019-08-22/climate-activists-prep-g7

World leaders from the G7 countries are arriving tomorrow in Biarritz, France, for the summit that starts on Saturday. But environmental activists have already been gathering there. This month French ecological groups, ANV, Alternatiba and Friends of the Earth held a joint training camp for more than 1,000 activists to teach each other tactics for non-violent protest, including civil disobedience. BBC Paris Correspondent Lucy Williamson was there.

Can big climate plans move the needle? | Prof. Dan Schrag

https://www.pri.org/file/2019-08-22/can-big-climate-plans-move-needle
Democratic Presidential candidates are unveiling ambitious climate plans, including the latest from US Sen. Bernie Sanders. He’s calling for 100% renewable energy in the transportation and energy sectors by 2030. Is that even possible? And do big goals like this help or hurt? Marco Werman speaks with Harvard environment professor Dan Schrag.

Amazon wildfires  | Public Radio International

https://www.pri.org/file/2019-08-22/amazon-wildfires

Huge swathes of the Amazon rainforest are being destroyed by wildfires. Environmental activists in Brazil say the fires can be linked to President Jair Bolsonaro’s farming and mining policies. Host Marco Werman speaks with Rômulo Batista, the Amazon campaigner for Greenpeace Brazil.

Meet Hong Kong’s Teenage Protesters | The Dispatch

The New York Times

Published on Aug 22, 2019

Antigovernment protests have raged all summer, aided by student activists. How will they be heard after they go back to school? Here’s what they told us.

Bolsanaro says Brazil lacks the resources to fight record number of Amazon fires

CBC News

Published on Aug 22, 2019

More than 165,000 fires are currently raging in the Amazon rainforest, prompting widespread concern about the future of the rainforest and global warming.

Experts worry about the future of the Amazon as forest fires rage

CBC News: The National

Published on Aug 22, 2019

More than 165,000 fires are burning in the Amazon rainforest. Critics say some of the economic and environmental policies enacted by the Brazilian government under the leadership of President Jair Bolsonaro are making an already bad situation worse.