Uganda’s Moonshine Epidemic

THOMAS MORTON: We’re in Uganda. Uganda’s had a pretty good spell the last 25 years– no major civil wars, a little bit of an Ebola outbreak every so often, including right now. And they’re the alcoholism capital of Africa. One favorite type of booze the locals make is called waragi. We’re going to go make some, drink some, and hopefully not go blind. In 2004, the World Health Organization released its global status report on alcohol and health, finding Uganda

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How to Sell Drugs

RYAN: How are you? RYAN: [INAUDIBLE] MAN: Yeah. RYAN: So we first met Nims a few months ago. And after earning his trust for a little while, he agreed to let us hang out with him. But for really obvious reasons, a lot of the names and places that you see in this piece are going to be withheld. RYAN: So after about a half an hour of twists and turns down a whole bunch of streets we didn’t recognize,

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Life of a New York Subway Performer

JOE CROW RYAN: It’s very important to be able to exercise indifference to anything if you’re going to enjoy your stay in Brooklyn. And we know you’re not all from here. And that’s OK. We’re famous for that. Thank you. [WHISTLING] JUSTIN REMER: In 2007, I saw Joe playing at his stop at the Metropolitan G train stop, and he pretty much said to me, in not so many words, that he was homeless. JOE CROW RYAN: A lot of

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