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Diasporas Reinvesting In Their Home Countries

The Washington region is home to several large diaspora communities, hundreds of thousands of people who came to the area after fleeing violence in countries like Ethiopia and El Salvador. Many people in those communities send money back to their home countries through remittances, but a budding group of successful business persons are taking that process to another level. During a recent trip to Africa, Kojo spoke with two members of D.C.'s Ethiopian diaspora who are focused on investment opportunities inside of the country where they grew up.


'Not Without My Daughter' Subject Grows Up, Tells Her Own Story

"Not Without My Daughter" told the story of an American mother and daughter fleeing Iran. Now that young girl is telling her own story in her memoir, "My Name is Mahtob."

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Proposed Climate Change Rules At Odds With U.S. Opponents

President Obama says the U.S. must lead the charge to reduce burning of fossil fuels. But American lawmakers are divided on limiting carbon emissions and opponents say they'll challenge any new rules.

What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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