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


From Trembling Teacher To Seasoned Mentor: How Tim Gunn Made It Work

Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Osceola At The 50-Yard Line

The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.