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Population Transition in Italy [electronic resource]

Examines how Italy, a country which opposes artificial means of contraception, has experienced the fastest and most extreme decline in fertility ever recorded. Experts attribute the decline to consumer materialism, while others blame the underdeveloped welfare system. This program considers the consequences of an aging population with fewer young people to support it.

TEDTalks: Chris Sheldrick—A Precise, Three-Word Address for Every Place on Earth

With what3words, Chris Sheldrick and his team have divided the entire planet into three-meter squares and assigned each a unique, three-word identifier, like famous.splice.writers or blocks.evenly.breed, giving a precise address to the billions of people worldwide who don't have one. In this quick talk about a big idea, Sheldrick explains the economic and political implications of giving everyone an accurate address—from building infrastructure to sending aid to disaster zones to delivering hot pizza.
2018; 2017

Big Noise Dispatches No. 7

Dispatches No. 7 reports on the Middle East, increased military recruitment of Latinos, and the FBI's abuse of power.
2017; 2011

San Juan de Puerto Rico, United States: Spain’s Bulwark in the Caribbean

Between the 15th and 19th centuries, a series of defensive structures was built at this strategic point in the Caribbean Sea to protect the city and the Bay of San Juan. They represent a fine display of European military architecture adapted to harbor sites in the Western Hemisphere.
2017; 2001

Chichén Itzá, Mexico: The Mystery of the Decline of the Maya

This site is one of the most impressive testimonies to the Mayan-Toltec civilization of the Yucatán (10th to 15th centuries). It contains some of the most outstanding examples of Central American architecture, combining Mayan construction techniques and Toltec sculpted decoration.
2017; 2002

Mesa Verde, United States: The Spirit of the Anasazi

A great concentration of ancestral Pueblo Indian dwellings, built from the 6th to the 12th century, can be found on the Mesa Verde plateau in southwest Colorado at an altitude of more than 8,500 feet. Some 4,400 sites have been recorded, including villages built on the mesa top. There are also imposing cliff dwellings built of stone and comprising more than 100 rooms.
2017; 2002

Bill Moyers Journal: 21st-Century Populism / Writer Barry Lopez

The final edition of the Journal begins by examining the new populism: after a report on Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, proud and vocal inheritors of America’s populist spirit, Bill Moyers sits down with populist agitator Jim Hightower to look at the history and legacy of people’s movements and to discuss how ordinary people can reclaim their political power. Then, Moyers is joined by the award-winning writer Barry Lopez to discuss nature, spirit, and the human condition. Through novels, essays, articles, and stories—and collaborations with musicians, playwrights, photographers, and artists—Lopez has arguably become the messenger of America’s ecological unconscious. An introduction to the new public affairs program Need to Know and a heartfelt thank-you to all who have made [...]
2016; 2010

Mexico City, Mexico: City of the Aztecs, City of the Spaniards

Built in the 16th century by the Spanish upon the ruins of Tenochtitlán, the old Aztec capital, the city is today one of the largest and most densely populated urban areas in the world. Besides the five Aztec temples, there is also the cathedral and 19th- and 20th-century public edifices such as the Palacio de las Bellas Artes. Xochimilco (about 17 miles south of the city), with its network of canals and artificial islands, is an exceptional testimony to the efforts of the Aztec people to build a habitat amid an unfavorable environment.
2017; 1996

Puebla, Mexico: City of Churches and Beetles

About 60 miles east of Mexico City, at the foot of Popocatépetl volcano, Puebla was founded ex nihilo in 1531. The great religious buildings of Puebla such as the cathedral (16th and 17th centuries), superb palaces like the old Archbishop's Palace, as well as a host of houses whose walls are covered in tiles (azulejos) have been preserved.
2017; 2003

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Commercial and political rivalries in the Caribbean region in the 17th century resulted in the construction of this massive series of fortifications on a rocky promontory, built to protect the important port of Santiago. This intricate complex of forts, magazines, bastions and batteries is the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture, based on Italian and Renaissance design principles.
2017; 2001

Havanna’s Old Town, Cuba

Founded in 1519 by the Spanish, Havana had become, by the 17th century, a prime center for naval construction in the Caribbean. Although it is today a sprawling metropolis of two million inhabitants, its old center retains an interesting mix of baroque and neo-classical monuments and a homogenous ensemble of civilian houses with arcades, balconies, wrought-iron gates and interior courtyards.
2017; 1997

Anthony Island, Canada: Home of the Haida

With its houses and its 32 totem and mortuary poles, the village of Ninstints, on Anthony Island, which was abandoned towards the end of the 19th century, offers a unique view of the activity of the indigenous Indian hunters and fishermen who once lived on the North Pacific coast.
2017; 1998

I Am Catalan

Catalonian identity is about more than a yes or no vote. While the north-eastern Spanish region prepares for the potential declaration of independence, many of the 7 million-strong Catalonian population worry that mainstream media is not representing their voice. We went to Catalonia to ask a variety of people about their identity and what independence means for them.
2018; 2017

A Year in Tibet: The Visit

The highest ranking Buddhist living in Tibet pays a sudden visit to the local monastery and throws the monks into turmoil.
2019; 2008

A Year in Tibet: Faith, Hope and Charity

The monks prepare for New Year, one of Tibet's biggest festivals, and a local rickshaw driver struggles to earn money as winter approaches.
2019; 2008

A Year in Tibet: Monks Behaving Badly

Lhakpa heads north in search of a lucrative job on a building site and Butri gets an unpleasant surprise as she approaches her retirement.
2019; 2008

A Year in Tibet: Three Husbands and a Wedding

It's autumn, and everyone is pulling together to bring in the harvest, as Dundan worries about hailstones flattening his crops.
2019; 2008

A Year in Tibet: A Tale of Three Monks

Deputy head lama Tsultrim has to juggle running the monastery whilst complying with a myriad of government restrictions.
2019; 2008


Berlin was Holocaust headquarters - but for young Israeli Jews, it's the paragon of cool. Why choose to live in the place where your people's extermination was conceived and directed? Eric Campbell tracks one of the odder modern migrations as he goes inside Berlin's Jewish diaspora.
2019; 2018

True Tokyo: Sport

Coy Wire explores the unique sporting traditions of Japan, visiting a "sumo stable", an eSports tournament and how Japan is preparing for the addition of karate to the 2020 Games.
2019; 2018