The Parsi community of Karachi, Pakistan is shrinking quickly. Farhad Desmukh profiles two young Parsis who would like to stay.
An impressive collection of historic letters from international artists, scientists, and writers is being put up for auction. The collection includes a letter that Dutch artist Vincent Van Goph sent to the owner of a cafe in southern France.
Tom Schnabel, from KCRW in Santa Monica, California, is our guest DJ today. He plays tracks from two African artists who died too soon. They are Zani Diabaté and Sory Kandia Kouyaté.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for November 28, 2012. Artists featured are: AfroCubism, Vieux Farka Toure, Orchestra Lissanga, Kante Manfila, Kind Sunny Ade.
Protests continue in Egypt against President Mursi’s decree expanding his own powers. Also, Mexico’s new president wants to refocus the US-Mexico relationship on trade, rather than just security. Plus, an effort to restore a river ecosystem in the middle of Delhi, India.
Tens of thousands of people have been protesting in Cairo against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who last week granted himself sweeping new powers.
Protests marked the first day of a pre-trial hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland, in the case of Bradley Manning, the US Army private who leaked thousands of documents to the website WikiLeaks.
Mexico’s president-elect says he wants to refocus the US-Mexico relationship on trade, rather than security.
A growing number of young people from Mexico and Central America are entering the US without documentation and without parents.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for November 27, 2012. Artists featured are: Rouge, Habib Koite & Bambada, Vieux Farka Toure, Brownout, Seckou Keita Skq, The Toure-Raichel Collective.
The remains of Yasser Arafat was exhumed today to determine if the former Palestinian leader was poisoned. Arafat died eight years ago, allegedly from a stroke.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been ordered by a judge to vacate his office, after Ford was found to have violated conflict of interest rules. We hear more from Toronto Sun writer Lorrie Goldstein.
A new biodiversity park along a stretch of the river is starting to restore some of the natural services the landscape used to provide.
There is no copyright on book titles, which can lead to confusion. It’s all too easy to mistakenly buy the wrong version of ‘Pure,’ ‘Sweet Revenge’ or ‘Nemesis.’ Also, novelist Tom Wolfe talks about his continued experimentation with punctuation.