We’ve got a great line-up of stories from The World for this weekend’s edition of Boston Calling. In case you missed the news, The World is now producing a half-hour weekend show for the BBC World Service. While it doesn’t go out on the radio anywhere in the United States, that doesn’t mean you can’t listen online if you happen to be on this side of the pond. Just visit our shiny new show page and stream the program live. (Pro tip: the show streams at 2:30PM and 8:30PM Eastern time on Saturdays, and at 5:30AM and 6:30PM on Sundays.)
This week’s show has some great stories in it:
Story 1: One US veteran discusses his concerns about the fact that few people in America, especially the Presidential candidates, are discussing the war in Afghanistan or veterans’ issues.
Story 2: The World’s Jason Margolis travels to New Hampshire to look at how some US jobs that had gone to China are now returning.
Story 3: This week’s Presidential debate got us wondering about debating styles outside of the United States. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Newsweek’s Paris Bureau Chief, Christopher Dickey, about how debates are done in France.
Story 4: A great tale about the return of a long-lost Vietnam war diary to the family of its owner.
Story 5: Reporter Amy Bracken has spent a lot of time in Haiti, covering the aftermath of the devastating earthquake there two years ago. On her most recent trip, she looked into the deadly conflict that has erupted around one of the country’s national parks, the Parc La Visite. Yeah, that’s the picture you see at the top of the post.
Story 6: We end with our Environment Editor, Peter Thomson, musing on what can best be described as the recorded sound of the Earth’s security blanket…the magnetosphere.