Tunes spun on The World between our reports for January 29, 2013. Artists featured are: Yoshida Brothers, Khaira Arby, Moriba Koita, Nogabe Randriaharimalala, Thievery Corporation.
Initial reports from Timbuktu suggested that tens of thousands of priceless documents had been destroyed when Islamist rebels burned down the city’s Ahmed Baba Institute as they fled. However, it now appears that locals saved at least some of the documents.
For Tuesday’s Geo Quiz, were catching up with Cuba expert Christopher Baker, who is leading one of the first ever group motorcycle tours across Cuba. The trek is from Havana to Guantanamo.
A man was recently robbed of his dreadlocks at a South African night club. It’s believed that the man’s dreads were stolen to feed a growing demand for human hair extensions.
The Swedish band Graveyard has a muscular, hard rock sound that drives their new album “Lights Out.” Marco Werman speaks to Alex Sjoberg, the group’s drummer.
The latest round of hearings at the military commission trying 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants opened Monday at Guantanamo, but by the end of the day it appeared that the judge was not entirely in control of the proceedings. [...]
The challenges of passing comprehensive immigration reform in Washington. Plus, urban farmers in the slums of sub-Saharan Africa find ways to put food on the table and money in their pockets. And surf music from land-locked Hungary.
President Obama has spoken a lot about the need for “comprehensive” immigration reform. That means taking on a lot: Securing the border, providing more visas, protecting worker’s rights, and figuring out how to deal with the 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in the US. That’s a lot to sort out. Some argue, too much to take on at once, especially when the parties agree on small pieces of the immigration debate.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 granted amnesty to some 3 million illegal immigrants already in the country. One of those who benefited was Rosaura Piñera, great-grandmother of Fronteras reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe.
Immigration reform isn’t an just a Latino issue. Asian-American communities are affected too. Anchor Marco Werman discusses that part of the debate with journalist Andrew Lam in San Francisco.
French and Malian forces reportedly entered the historic city of Timbuktu, and Islamist militants who had been in control of the city may have fled.
In the crowded slums of sub-Saharan Africa, some residents are raising livestock. By farming chickens, rabbits, and goats, these urban farmers feed their families and can make a good income.
Brazil is marking three days of national mourning for the victims of the fire at a nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for January 25, 2013. Artists featured are: El Trip Selector, Ebo Taylor, Maggie Bjorklund and Sinkane.
Antarctica has long been considered a last redoubt of cold in a warming globe. But new science suggests that a key part of Antarctica is warming up fast. As Sam Eaton reports, the finding could cause scientists to rethink their sea level projections for later this century.