Usain Bolt bolts, Anna Smashnova was a tennis pro, Bob Flowerdew is a gardening expert. Coincidence?
Anchor Marco Werman talks to journalist Reem Khalifa in Manama, Bahrain, about a coffee shop that serves as a meeting house for demonstrators, and has been engulfed by tear gas from nearby protests many times.
There’s a town in Iowa that’s probably the only town in the US that’s named for a jihadist. It’s Elkader, and it honors a 19th century Algerian. It’s also the home of an Algerian-American restaurant run by a gay couple (an Algerian man and his Iowan partner). Reporter Andrea Wenzel visits the restaurant and the town.
Mads Brugger’s film “The Ambassador” is about his adventure in the Central African Republic where he posed as a Liberian diplomat.
Wine drinkers in South Africa are traditionally white, but the culture is starting to change as black wine researchers and consumers are growing.
Anchor Marco Werman talks to The World’s environment editor Peter Thomson about what some of the big environmental stories will likely be in 2012.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for January1, 2012. Artists featured are: Sonalp, Nass Marakech, Toubab Krewe, Malombo, Habib Koite, Bamada.
For the Geo Quiz we are looking for a mountain in British Columbia, Canada where there is plenty of snow for skiers this season unlike last year when snow had to be helicoptered for the Winter Olympics.
Researchers in France and the US collaborated to see if professional violinists can tell the difference between a modern violin and a legendary old Stradivarius.
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