Young Global Leaders: New Opportunities in Southeast Asia - For decades, Myanmar was sealed off between China, India and Thailand by a military dictatorship, and ostracized by the international community. After the country's cautious opening, much now seems possible. In 2015, a common free trade zone is to be created. How do people on the ground assess the situation? Thura Ko belongs to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Network. He's a financial expert and has returned to Myanmar after many years. Threatened Species - Saving the Rhinoceros in Namibia - Africa's rhinos are threatened with extinction. In the desert of Namibia's Kunene region, by contrast, only tourists taking pictures hunt the black rhinos. Since poachers in Namibia have been trained as gamekeepers, stocks there are recovering. The brutal slaughter of rhinoceros reached a woefully negative record level last year: more than 950 animals were poached in Africa alone. In Namibia, the entire population was almost hunted to extinction by poachers back in the 1980s. Now the rare desert-adapted black rhinos have become an attraction for animal lovers from around the world, especially because activists from Save the Rhino Trust patrol a huge area in the north of the Namib Desert. Diagnosis: Unaffordable - Two-tier Health Care in China - In China, medical care is extremely unequally distributed. Those who live in the countryside dare not fall ill, because there's usually not enough money for treatment. Health insurance covers only 40 or 50 percent of the costs. The farmers have to pay in advance, so they rarely go to a doctor and avoid hospitals completely. 39-year-old Chen Zilliang had worked as a computer programmer until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Doctors recommended surgery and chemotherapy, but he can't afford them. In cities, medical care is much better. People care about their health, but also worry that a severe illness might wipe out their savings. Global Living Rooms: Arnold Cruickshank from Grenada - 83-year-old Arnold Cruickshank lives in St. George's, the capital of the island nation of Grenada. He collects records and loves listening to music. Pictures of Cruickshank and his family hang in his living room. Queen Elizabeth II can be seen on one of them. At Buckingham Palace, she made him a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his service to agriculture in Grenada.
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Episode #605 / Length: 26 minutes
- Sunday, February 9th at 6:00 AM on KLRU Q