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By P. J. Tobia
The U.S. government spends billions of dollars a year on electronics, making it the largest buyer of IT products in the world, according to some estimates. When those electronics break or become obsolete (they always do!) they become e-waste,…
By P. J. Tobia, Marina Lopes
For this week’s Shortwave, PJ Tobia looks at the practice and pitfalls of EB-5 investor visa program, which is due to expire in September.
By Nora Daly
Twenty-one million people are currently victims of modern day slavery. And most Americans use or consume products produced by slave labor--everything from pet food to sushi to cell phone parts--on a daily basis.
By PBS NewsHour
Much of the money made from the illegal global ivory trade funds global terrorism and criminal networks. Judy Woodruff talks to the NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia about illicit ivory sales in the U.S. and how hard it is to regulate.
Experts say the African elephant could be extinct within a decade. Between 2010 and 2012 alone, 100,000 African elephants were poached -- killed for their tusks. That's a dead elephant every 15 minutes, much faster than the animals can reproduce.
Boxers Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will face each other this weekend in what many are calling the "fight of the century." Hyperbole aside, this match is expected to shatter serious money records -- in pay-per-view sales, ticket…
This week on Shortwave, we bring you the story of Syria's refugee children. Ten million people. A population the size of London and Paris combined. That's how many Syrians have been forced to leave their homes since 2011. Of these…
Imagine if you woke up one day and all of the working-age men and women in your town were gone. They'd disappeared practically overnight. How would that change your town's culture, its lifestyle -- your life?…
There are 21 million people worldwide living as slaves. Some of their work ends up in your home and on your plate.
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