Last week, I wrote about the launch of Boston Calling, The World’s new weekly “best-of-but-more-than-just-a-best-of” show for the BBC World Service. On the program’s home page, you can figure out when and how to listen to the show. (Hint: If you’re in the US, you can stream it online on Saturdays at 2:30PM Eastern and 8:30PM Eastern, and on Sundays at 5:30AM Eastern (for you early birds) and again at 6:30PM.)
This week, I’m thinking it might be helpful, and just downright enticing, to give you the rundown for the show each week. So, here it goes:
STORY 1: We take the pulse of New York City’s toughest negotiators, cabbies, during the United Nations General Assembly.
STORY 2: Experts weigh in on the US military’s use of drones for airstrikes and surveillance in Pakistan.
STORY 3: Videographer Remo Mesina uses drones for something completely different in Pakistan. You’ll want to check out his amazing footage.
STORY 4: The screenshot at the top of this post is taken from a new interactive e-comic called “Stowaway.” It tells the story of “Fanuel,” an Ethiopian boy who made a harrowing 12,000 mile journey to the United States. We’ll talk to the author of the comic.
STORY 5: Reporter Ambar Espinoza brings us another tale of immigration involving the United States. But the story of El Salvador’s Charlie Garcia ends much differently.
STORY 6: During the recent Emmy Awards ceremony, winning actor Kevin Costner gave a shout-out to…Romania. That’s right, Romania. We’ll tell you why.