What do South Korea’s version of Moon Pies have to do with aspirations of North Koreans? And where do North Koreans get these capitalistic treats?
Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino allowed free parking in the city center through Sunday as part of a push to get people to not flinch, and come quickly back to the scarred downtown, and Boylston Street in particular.
Marco Werman remembers the late guitarist Bob Brozman. He was a musical bridge-builder, and truly understood the science behind why music is a universal language.
Anchor Marco Werman tells us about Icelandic musician Olafur Arnalds who – despite possible outcomes of Saturday’s parliamentary elections there – feels that the arts have actually been buoyed by the 2008 banking crisis.
President Obama’s salary announcement Wednesday got us thinking about what other heads-of-state make around the world. Here’s a few highlights.
A new study links a 2011 earthquake in Oklahoma to wells containing waste water from oil and gas extraction.
Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés died last Friday at the age of 94. Anchor Marco Werman has an appreciation.
If Pope Francis is aiming to reach out to younger members of the flock, we strongly recommend he also check out some of the newer music coming out of his home city. Try Boogat for starters. Even though Boogat is from Quebec, he’s been a hot number on the electro-latino circuit in Buenos Aires.
Just five minutes from The World’s studios in Boston is a Venezuelan restaurant: La Casa De Pedro. I traveled there with Senior Producer Andrea Crossan to find some local reaction to the news from Venezuela.
Anchor Marco Werman offers a taste of a posthumous release by the late Cape Verdean legend Cesária Évora.
In the past few years, Medellin, Colombia has seemingly been transformed from a blighted haven for drug trafficking to an award-winning place of smart urban design. And the man who gets a lot of the credit for that transformation is the former mayor, Sergio Fajardo.
In an exclusive performance, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and Italian trumpet player Paolo Fresu play songs from their recent album ‘Alma.’ In between songs they chat with Marco Werman about their collaboration.
I was introduced to Gérard de Villiers’ SAS series when I lived in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. No. 76 in the series is “Putsch à Ouagadougou,” and as Worth explains in his story, the book contains undeniable verisimilitude.
For the first time ever, wind power was the top source of electricity in Spain over the last three months. So says the country’s wind power association.
This past weekend in New York, Host Marco Werman had the chance to speak with Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara, who had landed in the city from Mali’s capital Bamako just three days earlier. Like most of her musical colleagues back home right now, music takes a backseat to the daily concerns of war.