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Earthquake Orphans

"Earthquake Orphans"This week's show opens with a gripping report from Stephen Gibbs on the aftermath - years later - of the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Perhaps not unsurprisingly in a place so poor, millions of homeless people who survived the quake still struggle to build new lives. Next Harris Whitbeck takes viewers to Argentina to sample some of the fruity, red, Malbec wines of Mendoza. We learn of the beauty and business opportunities in this region. And through Whitbeck sample its food...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #105

Sunday, October 8 at 11:00 am on 12.2


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"The Centenarians": Correspondent Harris Whitbeck investigates the secrets of long life among the people of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. This region is home to some of the oldest people in the world: many over the age of 100."Game Changer"A profile of Julia Novelo, a designer in Mexico City turning the city's waste into jewelry. In doing so she provides work to poor single mothers. Her organization "Cerrando el ciclo" ("Closing the cycle") has been widely recognized as an NGO - making a difference.The program ends this week with a a video essay from Colombia. The essay chronicles the effort to return endangered Red Howler Monkeys into the wild.