2002 Shows

0253-Week of December 31, 2002
Kabul's Peacekeepers, Chinatown, International Criminal Court, Plan Colombia, Russia's War on Terror, Chicken Fight, Zimbabwe Torture
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0252-Week of December 24, 2002
Kosovo Pied Piper, Dalai Lama, Humanitarian Protection, Heifer International
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0251-Week of December 17, 2002
Conflict Diamonds, Sudan Bishops, Editor of the Year, Germany's Terror Ties, Adopting Diego (Part 3)
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0250-Week of December 10, 2002
Berlin Bankruptcy, German Floods, Giandomenico Picco, Zimbabwe Land Swap, Adopting Diego (Part 2, Jiang Zemin's Legacy
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0249-Week of December 3, 2002
Border Killings Update, UK Census, North Korea, Propaganda Radio, Adoption Policy, Adopting Diego (Part 1), Broadway Hits Moscow
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0248-Week of November 26, 2002
World Hunger, Britain's Testing Trouble, Britain's Tuition Trouble, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Afghanistan Voices-Rebuilding, Student Visa Troubles, INS Issues
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0247-Week of November 19, 2002
Rebuilding Israel/Palestine, Art Gish, Michael Moore, Be Like Putin, Afghanistan Voices-Teacher, Holocaust Museum, Public Health Violence
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0246-Week of November 12, 2002
Brazil AIDS, Cuba's Democracy Movement, Cyber Terrorism, Afghanistan Voices-Student, Chris Moon, National Zoo
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0245-Week of November 5, 2002
Afghan Child Weavers, Julia Taft, Remembering North Korea, American Backlash, Central Asia Chaos, Sealand
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0244-Week of October 29, 2002
Memories of Afghanistan, View from Qatar, Iraqi Dissident, Iraqi Collection, Muslim FBI Recruitment, NEPAD, UN-NYC Relations, Y Tu Mama
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0243-Week of October 22, 2002
NATO Prague Preview, Europe Leans Right, Austrian Racism, Beijing Talk Radio, US-India Relations, Security Council Reform, El Congresso
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0242-Week of October 15, 2002
El Salvador: Ten Years Later, Guerilla Peace Transition, Salvador Dance Troupe, Foreign Policy Morality, Princeton Lyman, Unilateralism
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0241-Week of October 8, 2002
L.K. Advani, Pan American Health, Russian Beer, GM Corn, Chinese Dissident Art, Foreign Affairs in US Elections
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0240-Week of October 1, 2002
Brazil's Challenges, The Internally Displaced, World Population, Tea Trademark Tussle, Foreign Service, Fly Europe Cheap, German Economy
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0239-Week of September 24, 2002
Myanmar (Burma), Scottish Independence, Climate Change Study, Islamic Charities, Lee Hamilton, USAID Health
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0238-Week of September 17, 2002
Moscow Skinheads, World Biodiversity, India-Pakistan Journey, Telluride AIDS Project, Uganda AIDS Worker, Unmanned Aircraft, Herbal Cure, Afghan Buddhas
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0237-Week of September 10, 2002
Chinatown, Europe-US Relations, Robert Fisk Remembers, Afghan Musicians, Pakistan's New Role, Tracking Terrorism, Russia's War on Terror
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0236-Week of September 3, 2002
US/Europe on Iraq, Persian Gulf Update, Seeds of Peace, Pakistan Economy, Swiss Neutrality, Russian Mob
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0235-Week of August 27, 2002
British Neo-Fascism, Arab Stereotypes, Pest Radar, China Learns English, Globalization of Baseball, Spy Museum
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0234-Week of August 20, 2002
Brazil Economy, Bernard Aronson, Temeline Revisited, Islamic Charity, Zimbabwe Torture, Whale Woes
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0233-Week of August 13, 2002
Russian Oil, Takalani Street, Michela Wrong, Dracula World, Folk Life Festival
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0232-Week of August 6, 2002
Kabul's Peacekeepers, UN War Role, Sustainable Development Preview, Uganda Dam, Jason Carter, Israel's Options, Afghan Music
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0231-Week of July 30, 2002
TV/Radio Marti, Cuba Trade, Remembering North Korea, Central Asia Chaos, Angola's Future, Ecuador's Folk Singer
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0230-Week of July 23, 2002
Wall Street Woes, Columbia's Refugees, Sports Migrants, Charitable Celebrities, Global Ageing, Islamic Art
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0229-Week of July 16, 2002
Plan Columbia, Fulbright Scholars, Sudan Sanctions, American Backlash, Assessing Human Rights, Queen's Jubilee
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0228-Week of July 9, 2002
Putin Speaks, NATO's Future, Chile Pension, Afghan Child Weavers, Rebuilding Afghanistan, Mid-East High Tech
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0227-Week of July 2, 2002
Chicken Fight, Chile Divorce, Powerful Poetry, Serbia's Slow Revival, International Criminal Court, Transatlantic Relations, Sealand
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0226-NATO Patrol-6/25/2002
NATO planes are patrolling US airspace for the first time in history. In this edition, Common Ground takes to the skies for a ride in a NATO AWACS plane. Plus, examining the CIA’s high profile role in the US-led war on terrorism.
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0225-Roma Gypsies/Spinning the Globe-6/18/2002
Life is difficult for the nearly six million Roma gypsies who live in East-Central Europe. Common Ground examines international efforts to aid the Roma in their plight to end discrimination and poverty. Plus, meet one New York man who spends his time spinning globes.
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0224-Mexican Education and Security-6/11/2002
Education isn’t a priority for Mexico’s child street vendors. In this edition of Common Ground, learn how one group is transforming the streets into classrooms for Mexico’s child vendors. Plus, learn why human rights activists are up in arms over one Mexican security-training program.
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0223-African Health Issues-6/4/2002
Nearly two billion people around the globe don’t have access to clean drinking water. In this edition, learn how one program’s simple solutions are turning river water into potable water in Kenya. Plus, hear details about South Africa’s battle against tuberculosis.
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0222-Trade and Transatlantic Issues-5/28/2002
China and Taiwan are unlikely trading partners. Yet some say it’s the reason they peacefully coexist. This week’s edition examines the unusual economic relationship between the two countries. Plus, the battle between the US. and Europe over computer privacy
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0221-Terrorism Concerns and Issues-5/21/2002
There’s deep disagreement on how to fight global terrorism. This edition focuses on one expert’s call for a wider public debate over the next step in the war on terrorism. Plus, Amnesty International grades the American human rights record in Afghanistan.
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0220-International Agriculture-5/14/2002
Farming subsidies are a hot topic in the countries currently bidding for entry into the European Union. In this program, learn why many in the Czech Republic believe the EU’s rules will punish efficient farms. Plus, hear how one Midwestern state is expanding its international trade to some unusual places.
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0219-Fundamentalism/sovereignty-5/7/2002
Fundamentalism is now synonymous with Islamic extremists and radical political movements around the world. This edition uncovers fundamentalism’s American roots and discusses the role religion plays in modern foreign policy.
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0218-Asian Affairs-4/30/2002
This year marks the 30th anniversary of a trip that changed the world. On this edition of Common Ground, two former members of Richard Nixon’s team recall the president’s historic trip to China. Plus, a look at the US security and trade alliances with Japan.
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0217-Burkina Faso-4/23/2002
Prostitution is a way of life for many in Burkina Faso. In this program, learn how this West African country is trying to ward off an AIDS epidemic. Plus, hear how Burkina Faso is tackling its low literacy rate.
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0216-World Racism/Latvia-4/16/2002
Racism is a problem in almost every corner of the world. In this edition of Common Ground, learn how a simple game of chess can fight racism. Plus, Latvia rediscovers religion after the Cold War.
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0215-Afghanistan 2-4/9/2002
Afghanistan’s role as the world’s largest heroin exporter dried up during the last months of the Taliban rule. Find out why the drug trade is flourishing once again. Learn more about efforts to restore Afghanistan’s ancient Buddha statues. And hear how the United States is attempting to build a coalition against terrorism in Southeast Asia.
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0214-Afghanistan's Global Exchange-4/2/2002
Tragedies tend to bring people together—even if they once were potential enemies. In this program, relatives of Americans killed on September 11 meet with relatives of Afghan civilians killed in US bombing raids.
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0213-Domestic Views on International Affairs-3/26/2002
Domestic issues seem to dominate recent presidential elections, but the war on terrorism may change that. Learn how candidates use foreign policy as a campaign tool. Plus, measuring public opinion about international affairs.
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0212-Rockford/University Funding-3/19/2002
Do Americans really care about world affairs? This edition examines how things have changed for at least one midwestern city since September 11. We also update Great Britain’s higher education funding crisis.
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0211-Euro/Border Killings-3/12/2002
Twelve European countries are now using the same currency. In this program, find out how everyday citizens are adjusting to the Euro. Plus, Mexican authorities are hunting down serial killers along the US-Mexican border.
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0210-Stansfield Turner/Iraq-3/5/2002
The CIA is playing a high profile role in the US-led war on terrorism. Former CIA director Stansfield Turner examines the agency’s role in the campaign. Two experts also assess Iraq’s “axis of evil” status.
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0209-Going Home/Madrasas-2/26/2002
Life for many people of South Asian origin remains difficult in the face of the global war on terrorism. An Afghan refugee, a humanitarian worker, and a Pakistani American are each coping differently with the post-September 11 realities. Plus, Pakistan is cracking down on fundamentalist schools.
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0208-Kenya's Clean Water/Holocaust Museum-2/19/2002
Nearly two billion people around the globe don’t have access to clean drinking water. Learn how one program’s simple solutions are turning river water into potable water in Kenya. Plus, assessing the global threat of genocide
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0207-Eastern European Entertainment-2/12/2002
It’s not exactly Disney World, but the creator of Stalinworld has high hopes. This week on Common Ground tour an unusual Lithuanian theme park. Plus, hear the latest in high tech music from Eastern Europe.
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0206-Macedonia Meets West Liberty/Spinning the Globe-2/5/2002
After years of ethnic conflict, Macedonia is striving to establish a more efficient and effective government structure. Six Macedonian mayors are looking to the American Midwest for guidance. And meet one New York man who spends his time spinning globes.
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0205-Mexican Street Children/Japan's Pill Debate-1/29/2002
Education isn’t a priority for Mexico’s child street vendors. One group is transforming the streets into classrooms for Mexico’s child vendors. Plus, a report on why Viagra is more popular than birth-control pills in Japan.
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0204-Border Security/Democracy in Africa-1/22/2002
Nearly two billion people around the globe don’t have access to clean drinking water. Learn how one program’s simple solutions are turning river water into potable water in Kenya. Plus, assessing the global threat of genocide.
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0203-Britain’s Afghans/Securing Europe-1/15/2002
Muslims around the world are falling victim to increased scrutiny, discrimination, and violence in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Learn how Muslims in Britain are coping. Plus, Europe’s changing security alliances.
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0202-Roma/Temeline-1/8/2002
Life is difficult for the nearly six million Roma gypsies who live in Central and Eastern Europe. This program examines international efforts to aid the Roma in their plight to end discrimination and poverty and highlights both sides of the controversy surrounding a new nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic.
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0201-Russia-1/1/2002
Thousands of ordinary Russians cheered the collapse of the Soviet Union a decade ago. We revisit those heady days and the failed expectations that followed.
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