America Abroad

6:00pm

Sun May 10, 2015
America Abroad

America Abroad: The Global Fight to End Child Marriage

Airs Sunday, May 10, at 6 p.m. UNICEF reports there are 250 million women worldwide who were married before they turned 15. Now, lawmakers, NGOs, and world leaders are banding together to end the practice.
This month, America Abroad travels to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Pakistan to talk to individuals and organizations working to change laws and change minds about child marriage. We also talk to Mabel van Oranje, the founder of Girls Not Brides, who aim to end child marriage in one generation.

6:00pm

Sun March 15, 2015
America Abroad

America Abroad: America and Cuba - After The Thaw

Tobacco Plantation, Cuba

Airs Sunday, March 15, at 6 p.m.  President Obama's announcement to begin normalizing relations with Cuba marks the most significant change in US policy toward the island nation in a half century. But as America looks to make it easier to travel to the country and establish more economic ties, what does that mean for the average Cuban or Cuban American? In this special edition America Abroad teams up Latino USA to take an in depth look at how this new thaw affects everyone from families living in both countries, to businessmen hoping to cash in, to baseball players who for decades have been caught in the middle. We'll hear stories from on the ground in Havana, Miami, and elsewhere for a wide range of perspectives and personal narratives.    

6:00pm

Sun October 26, 2014
America Abroad

America Abroad: The Keystone XL Pipeline - An International Town Hall

Airs Sunday, October 26 at 6 p.m. The Keystone XL pipeline has been a controversial project in both the United States and Canada. On this edition of America Abroad, audiences in Lincoln, Nebraska and Calgary, Canada engaged in a cross border discussion about how the oil sands industry and the building of the Keystone XL pipeline directly affects their lives.

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6:00pm

Sun October 19, 2014
America Abroad

America Abroad: When Water Scarcity Leads to Conflict

Somali troops march against Al Shabaab

Airs Sunday, October 19 at 6 p.m. AK-47s, grenades, water? Earth's most precious resource doesn't fire bullets or explode but it is guarded, hoarded, and stolen in a way that ignites political tensions on a local level and an international scale. This month, we travel to Sub Saharan and Pakistan to bring you the stories of those caught up in the struggle to secure clean water.   We’ll hear from unapologetic water thieves, reporters turned refugees, and rural residents whose way of life may be completed decimated because of the wording in an old international treaty. Also the voices of American officials, NGO’s, and others.

7:00pm

Mon September 22, 2014
Cultural, Community, Information

Keystone Pipeline Forum Tonight at 7 pm Live stream

Live Web Stream Tonight at 7 p.m. “America Abroad” will host an international town hall to engage Americans and Canadians in a dialogue about the Keystone XL Pipeline. Audiences in Lincoln, Nebraska and Calgary, Canada will be able to talk to each other about how the oil sands industry and the building of the Keystone XL pipeline directly affect their lives.

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