This edition: Indonesia: Cultivating Democracy; India's Booming Population; Kyrgyzstan: A Nation's Musical Legacy
Original tape date: July 26, 2011.
Indonesia: Cultivating Democracy
Bojonegoro in East Java has been called the “Texas of Indonesia.” Its massive oil reserves have the potential of producing up to a quarter of a million barrels of crude oil per day. But will these oil riches help the poor local farmers whose land is increasingly being put to industrial use? We travel to East Java where the people are determined to have a say in defining their own future.
India's Booming Population
Every two seconds, 10 babies are born - pushing the global population to 7 billion. At the forefront, India, which experts estimate will overtake China as the most populous nation on the planet within twenty years, even as India’s growth levels off. So just how is this nation coping with such a dramatic increase?
Kyrgyzstan: A Nation's Musical Legacy
The ancient music of Kyrgyzstan, the tiny mountainous country in central Asia, was at risk of disappearing forever under Soviet rule. But now the country’s rich musical heritage is witnessing a revival.