Tunes spun on The World between our reports for January 1, 2013. Artists featured are: Mocean Worker, Khaira Arby, TriBeCaStan, Selffish.
From record Arctic ice melt to freak storms, droughts and heat waves, 2012 was the year when climate change became almost daily news. The World’s environment editor Peter Thomson joins host Marco Werman for a look back at the year just ended and ahead at what to watch for in 2013.
The Colombian city of Medellin was once the murder capital of the world and ground zero for Pablo Escobar’s cocaine cartel. But Medellin has lately emerged as a hotspot for urban planning and innovative mass transit. And, as John Otis reports, the projects are part of a long-term plan to fight poverty and remake the fortunes of the city.
On this New Year’s Day Geo Quiz, follow our clues to find three things in New York City that play off the word “new.”
Until this past week, no one has been charged with the death of Chilean singer Victor Jara. The folk hero died during a military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet back in 1973. Marco Werman speaks to American folk singer Pete Seeger about the death and legacy of Victor Jara.