Global Perspective

Global Perspective is an international documentary series produced in cooperation with broadcasters from around the world: BBC World Service, Australian Broadcast Corporation, Canadian Broadcast Corporation, RTE (Ireland), Radio Television Hong Kong, Radio New Zealand, and SAFM Radio South Africa.

WAMU 88.5 is the U.S. partner for the series.  In 2011, producers were invited to create documentaries exploring a single theme - "Who Says I Can't." In 2012, the single theme is "Old School, New School."

Kojo Nnamdi hosts the series broadcast for WAMU 88.5.

2012 Programs

April 1 at 6pm; April 5 at 9pm; April 8 at 6am; April 29 at 6pm; and May 6 at 6am


NPR

A Glimpse Of Listeners' #NPRpoetry — From The Punny To The Profound

It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.
WAMU 88.5

Eating Insects: The Argument For Adding Bugs To Our Diet

Some say eating insects could save the planet, as we face the potential for global food and protein shortages. It's a common practice in many parts of the world, but what would it take to make bugs more appetizing to the masses here in the U.S.? Does it even make sense to try? A look at the arguments for and against the practice known as entomophagy, and the cultural and environmental issues involved.

WAMU 88.5

A Federal Official Shakes Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a shake-up of Metro's board.

NPR

'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.