Jocelyn Ford

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Giving elephants good memories

Feb 27, 2008
Domesticated elephants had been used to lug timber in Thailand until the country banned logging. Now a philanthropist has created a new home for the pachyderms that's also a tourist destination. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Big Olympic spenders in Beijing

Aug 8, 2007
Corporate sponsors are expected to splurge on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The games will probably be the most lucrative ever, and some of the big advertising players don't even care if they see a return. Jocelyn Ford explains.

Is China ready for gay TV?

Jun 28, 2007
A Hong Kong-based private broadcaster is trying to lure an audience online with controversial programs created in a small Beijing studio. But the venture has its risks. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Japan's vision: A robot in every home

Jun 28, 2007
The Japanese government wants most people to be using a robot by 2015 so it's pouring $35 million a year into robotic intelligence to make it happen. It's all about an aging population and shrinking workforce, Jocelyn Ford explains.

A winning innovation for philanthropy

Mar 2, 2007
Scientists now have a new way to get motivated as more companies offer their philanthropy in the form of prizes. Pat Loeb reports on the X Prize Foundation.

Playing straight sometimes misses bottom line

Feb 13, 2007
In most countries, scandal is bad for business. But in China, being on the up and up can mean lost business. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Indonesia still in recovery

Dec 26, 2006
Two years ago today a giant tsunami slammed 500 miles of coast along the Indian ocean, killing more than 170,000 people in eight countries. Jocelyn Ford checks in on progress in the region.

Banda Aceh still trying to turn the tide

Dec 22, 2006
One of the regions hit hardest by the 2004 tsunami was the Sumatran territory of Aceh. The economy now depends on reconstruction. But people are starting to think about what to do as that effort ends. Jocelyn Ford reports.

Drought forces farmers to labor markets

Oct 13, 2006
In the wake of a severe drought that's destroyed the area's crops, farmers in southwest China are desperate to find work that will take them through the winter. Jocelyn Ford has the story.

Still debating North Korea sanctions

Oct 13, 2006
Major global powers at the UN are getting closer to an agreement to impose sanctions on North Korea. But the current draft won't allow use of military force, Jocelyn Ford reports.