December 23, 2005 In a four-week-long series called "Global Returns," NPR explores the many ways in which immigrants in the United States give back to their home countries — and sometimes, become forces for change.
December 23, 2005 Nearly one in 10 Filipinos works abroad. Traditionally, these immigrants send gifts home to their relatives through the balikbayan box, stuffed with clothes, toys and other consumer goods. Beyond their cargo, what the boxes really carry is a way for emigres to connect with family members back home.
January 13, 2006 Maliha Zulfacar left Afghanistan when the Soviets invaded in 1979. She now splits her time between a teaching post in California and one in Kabul, where she's leading an oral history project that she hopes will help Afghans make sense of the impact of three decades of war.