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From Boom to Bust: The True Cost of Globalization
In today's shifting global economy countries must often make rapid transitions to meet the increased demands of globalization. In the midst of this, it is easy for everyday citizens to ignore or forget what these transitions involve, where they take place and who is most affected by them. Chad Broughton will examine these global effects and specifically the US - Mexico relationship through the lens of industrial manufacturing in two North American towns. As thousands of jobs have migrated from the United States to Mexico, Broughton argues that what truly matters in debating the consequences of the shift is not just politics or policy implications, but also who is affected and where these changes take place. Broughton will share the voices of those who have born the heaviest burdens of recent economic upheavals by putting a human face to the constant cycle of global manufacturing and looking at the true cost of globalization.

Sat, Jan 31, 2015 -- 4:00am


Mobile Health's Impacts on Health Care
Across the world, mobile technology is improving access to health care information, collecting health-related data and connecting individuals to medical services. The impacts are global as smartphones and other connected devices expand rapidly in many parts of the world that otherwise have limited communication channels or health care options. From tracking infectious diseases to monitoring the impact of diet and exercise, mobile devices represent an opportunity to transform public health. Programs strengthening health care delivery and data reporting have so far made up the most publicized mobile health technologies. The show presents a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges. Speakers include Pam Dixon, executive director, World Privacy Forum; Ram Fish, vice president, mHealth, Samsung; and Dianna Kane, senior designer, Medic Mobile.

Mon, Feb 2, 2015 -- 8:00pm


The first World Affairs Council broadcast aired in October 1947. Back then, it was called "World Affairs are Your Affairs." Guests on the show included Gen. Dwight Eisenhower (July '49) and Vice President Alben Barkeley (October '49). The show ran continuously for 23 years. Today's World Affairs Council broadcast, called "It's Your World," brings some of the brightest minds to the air. It's Your World captures leading voices in politics, business, academia, media and art in candid discussions on issues concerning the world today.

Tue, Feb 3, 2015 -- 2:00am


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