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Episode 821: The Other Davos

Billionaires, diplomats, thinkfluencers. This is the Davos everyone hears about. Today on the show, we take you to a different Davos.

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Billionaires, diplomats, thinkfluencers. This is the Davos everyone hears about. Today on the show, we take you to a different Davos.
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In Davos, Trump Plays Salesman To Global Elite

President Trump delivers a speech in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday laying out his argument for why the U.S. is an attractive place for foreign investors.

President Trump delivers a speech in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday laying out his argument for why the U.S. is an attractive place for foreign investors.
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Rwanda Ranks In The Top 5 For Gender Equity. Do Its Teen Girls Agree?

The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report gives high marks to Rwanda in its country-by-country rundown. An all-female debate team offers their perspective.

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The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report gives high marks to Rwanda in its country-by-country rundown. An all-female debate team offers their perspective.
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Understanding South Sudan's Cow Currency Is Key To Understanding The Country's War

The preferred form of currency in South Sudan is not cash, but cows. That turns out to be key to understanding why the civil war there not only left many dead, it destroyed a whole way of life — and the best chance for peace.

Episode 805: War And Peace And Cows
In South Sudan, there is a kind of money that works even through bank failures and unstable governments. But when war struck, it upended a whole economy: the economy of cows.

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Navigating A New Culture, A Syrian Refugee In Germany Seeks A Dating Coach's Advice
in the final episode of NPR's Rough Translation podcast, Aktham Abulhusn seeks help from a dating coach in Berlin to learn the unwritten rules of German culture. He hopes to find a girlfriend.

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Rough Translation: Half Of German Improv Class Is Filled With Refugees

With the election in Germany bringing immigration to the fore, the NPR podcast Rough Translation visits an improv class where new arrivals learn the unwritten rules of German culture.

Attempts To Address Rape In Congo Produced Unintended Consequences

Western attempts to address the crisis of rape in Congo has had unintended consequences. Congolese women feel there's only one story that aid workers want to hear from them.

Episode 790: Rough Translation in Ukraine
Fake news from Russia helped spark a real war in Ukraine. What can Ukraine's fight against fake news teach the US?

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'Rough Translation': What Americans Can Learn From Fake News In Ukraine

Ukraine is where some of Russia's fake news tactics were first developed. We go to Eastern Ukraine to find out how the information war has changed how people watch the news and talk to each other.

Bridging The Familiar And Unfamiliar Around The World, In 'Rough Translation'
In NPR's new international podcast, host Gregory Warner, a longtime foreign correspondent, travels the globe to drop in on stories that reflect back on subjects we're talking about in the U.S.

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In each episode of Rough Translation, NPR's new international podcast, we go to a different country to drop in on a story that reflects back on something we're talking about in the U.S.

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How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? From a Ukrainian battlefield to a Somali prison cell, an Indian yoga studio and a Syrian refugee's first date, host Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a t...
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Remembering Michael Sharp: He Risked His Life To Make Peace
The death of the 34-year-old Kansan was confirmed this week. Correspondent Gregory Warner met him by chance on a boat and found out how he managed to forge a dialogue with violent rebels.

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When The U.S. Backs Gay And Lesbian Rights In Africa, Is There A Backlash?

For the last four years, the American government has engaged in an ambitious campaign for LGBT rights around the world. But American support can be a double-edged sword.