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GNP Show 2 (Half hour)-8 year old Mechanics to air the week of May 21, 2011

From: World Vision Report
Series: World Vision Report - Weekly Half Hour
Length: 28:00

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Okay, you're on the road in Pakistan and your car breaks down. You pull into the nearest auto garage and an eight-year old kid comes out to look under the hood. An 8-year old mechanic? That's right -- not in school, but living and sleeping at the garage and fixing cars. That's one of the stories on this week’s World Vision Report. We also check on kids working the checkpoints in the West Bank and sample the music of Angelique Kidjo. Those stories and more – on this week's show from the Global News Partnership, formerly the World Vision Report. Read the full description.

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Host: Peggy Wehmeyer

 

On this week’s World Vision Report…

·       Children at the checkpoints in the West Bank

·       Your mechanic in Pakistan is 8-years old

·       The music of Angelique Kidjo

·       Boxing’s enduring popularity in Nigeria

·       An audio postcard from churches in Liberia

 

Checkpoint Children (5:55)

A major challenge for people living on the West Bank is the hundreds of checkpoints in the area.  They’re scattered through the territory and they run along the border with Israel.  Controls at the checkpoints have become much stricter in recent years.  Thousands of West Bank adults who used to make a living in Israel can no longer cross the border to get to work.  In some families, the financial burden has fallen on the children.  Some of them hang out at checkpoints, hoping to make a bit of money doing odd jobs.  Megan Williams reports.

 

8-year old Mechanic (3:30)

The International Labor Organization estimates nearly a quarter of a billion children around the world work in some form of full-time employment.  That can mean anything from the kid working in a sweatshop to the kid who fixes your car.  Will Everett met an eight-year old mechanic on a recent trip to Pakistan.  He tells us about him in this reporter’s notebook.

 

Angelique Kidjo (7:27)

Miriam Makeba was the first major African musical superstar.  She died a couple of years ago  after a concert in Italy.  During her lifetime, Makeba inspired many African musicians, including the world-famous singer from Benin named Angelique Kidjo.  Peggy Wehmeyer talks with Ish Mafundikwa, our guide to global music, about Kidjo’s life and her music.

 

Boxing in Sokoto (5:50)

Traditional boxing matches have been popular in northern Nigeria for generations.  Though the number of matches being fought has declined in recent years, the type of people entering the ring has broadened.  Instead of just butchers and slaughterhouse workers entering the ring, now a wide range of poor young men are boxing -- primarily to win some big prizes. Sarah Simpson reports.

 

Liberia Churches (:45)

Grant Fuller offers an audio postcard of music from different churches in Liberia.

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Host: Peggy Wehmeyer

 

On this week’s World Vision Report…

·       Children at the checkpoints in the West Bank

·       Your mechanic in Pakistan is 8-years old

·       The music of Angelique Kidjo

·       Boxing’s enduring popularity in Nigeria

·       An audio postcard from churches in Liberia

 

Checkpoint Children (5:55)

A major challenge for people living on the West Bank is the hundreds of checkpoints in the area.  They’re scattered through the territory and they run along the border with Israel.  Controls at the checkpoints have become much stricter in recent years.  Thousands of West Bank adults who used to make a living in Israel can no longer cross the border to get to work.  In some families, the financial burden has fallen on the children.  Some of them hang out at checkpoints, hoping to make a bit of money doing odd jobs.  Megan Williams reports.

 

8-year old Mechanic (3:30)

The International Labor Organization estimates nearly a quarter of a billion children around the world work in some form of full-time employment.  That can mean anything from the kid working in a sweatshop to the kid who fixes your car.  Will Everett met an eight-year old mechanic on a recent trip to Pakistan.  He tells us about him in this reporter’s notebook.

 

Angelique Kidjo (7:27)

Miriam Makeba was the first major African musical superstar.  She died a couple of years ago  after a concert in Italy.  During her lifetime, Makeba inspired many African musicians, including the world-famous singer from Benin named Angelique Kidjo.  Peggy Wehmeyer talks with Ish Mafundikwa, our guide to global music, about Kidjo’s life and her music.

 

Boxing in Sokoto (5:50)

Traditional boxing matches have been popular in northern Nigeria for generations.  Though the number of matches being fought has declined in recent years, the type of people entering the ring has broadened.  Instead of just butchers and slaughterhouse workers entering the ring, now a wide range of poor young men are boxing -- primarily to win some big prizes. Sarah Simpson reports.

 

Liberia Churches (:45)

Grant Fuller offers an audio postcard of music from different churches in Liberia.

Timing and Cues

Full Show

0:00 - 0:59 - Billboard
1:00 - Checkpoint Children
7:31 - 8-year old Mechanic
11:22 - Angelique Kidjo
19:46 - Boxing in Sokoto
26:08 - Liberia Churches

28:00 - End

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