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USA: Policing The Police (#714)

USA: Policing the Police - A spate of court cases in the USA involving white police officers shooting and in some cases killing black Americans have prompted calls for police reform. Some officers are already wearing body cameras that record every detail of a call from their point of view. At a training center in the Los Angeles suburb of Rialto, police officers rehearse dangerous calls through interactive virtual backdrops of houses and yards. These cops go into action already wearing the body cameras recommended by proposed reforms. They record every detail of an incident from the officer's perspective. The resulting video footage could be used as evidence should a case go to court.

Mozambique: In the Realm of the Manta Rays - The graceful and majestic manta rays off the coast of Mozambique are being threatened by overfishing and the growing demand for their gill rakers for use in Chinese medicine. Marine biologist Andrea Marshall has been conducting research in the area and created the Marine Megafauna Foundation to lobby for the establishment of a marine protected area. Andrea Marshall is also helping to train local rangers to patrol the Marine Nation Park around the Bazaruto Archipelago. ***China: When the Desert Sands Devour Fertile Land - For decades, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have been analyzing the growth of deserts in the country. They hope to be able to reclaim as much as sixty percent of the desiccated areas. The over-2000-year-old Crescent Lake in western China has already dwindled to little more than a pond. Growing numbers of tourists to the dunes are also consuming more water and straining the region's scant resources. Scientists have been setting up wind corridors in an effort to get the desertification under control.

A New Start for the Textile Industry? An Interview with the Bangladeshi Commerce Minister Promoting quality work through sustainable supply chains was the focus of the G7 Stakeholder Conference in Berlin. Global 3000 asks the Bangladeshi commerce minister Tofail Ahmed what improvements his country's more than 1600 garment and textile factories have seen since the Rana Plaza disaster in Dhaka in April, 2013. [26 minutes] TV-G Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Global 3000 is Deutsche Welle's weekly magazine that explores the intersection of global development and the environmental and social conditions of the diverse cultures of the world. In each program, host Michaela Kufner presents three to four video-rich segments that profile a different part of the planet where man's quest for economic and industrial strength is jeopardizing the ecosystems and the social and economic structures of people thousands of miles away. The program not only documents where those struggles are taking place -but how some groups and individuals are finding solutions to the growing problems of global development.

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