For the Geo Quiz we’re looking for a Canadian city with a vibrant art scene. Right now the city hosting a performing arts festival. One of the performances there requires audience members to be blindfolded and led around the city by a volunteer guide.
Can you name the town where Garrett McNamara may have broken a record for surfing a 100 foot monster wave just off the northern coast of Portugal? We speak with Ruy Enes, who runs The Surfing Camp in Oporto, Portugal.
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.
Monday’s Geo Quiz takes us to the capital of the Russian republic of Sakha, the starting point for an expedition led by Swede Mikael Strandberg. He’s trekking across Siberia to document the traditional ways of life of the reindeer people of Siberia.
It can be tricky navigating your way around Brazil’s poorest neighborhoods called favelas. But recent efforts to assign street names and addresses are putting favelas on the maps. Some favelas, despite their notorious reputation for being crowded and crime ridden, are becoming cool and trendy destinations says Brazilian favela tour guide Marcelo Armstrong.
Flooding along a river in South Africa forced a crocodile breeding farm owner to release its crocodiles into the river. All 15,000 deadly crocodiles!
Brunost is a brown, slightly sweet, caramel-tasting cheese made in several countries, but it made headlines when a truck carrying 20 tons of the stuff caught fire and burned out of control.
Thousands of wildlife recordings at Cornell’s Macaulay Library in Itaca, NY, are now online. Audio curator Greg Budney samples the vast collection of field recordings collected worldwide of birds, whales, elephants, frogs, primates and more that’s just been digitized and put online.
The Sustainable Transport Award was given to honor the city’s effort in vastly improving its “livability” through transportation programs that focus more on people than on cars.
Authorities in Sweden say they have cracked a multi-million dollar garlic smuggling scheme.
The Geo Quiz takes us to Haiti this time, where an unusual event is taking place. It’s a combination flashmob, religious pilgrimage, and parade, called Kita Nago, but what exactly is this Kita Nago? And where is it going?
A married couple identified only by their code names “Andreas” and “Heidrun” are accused of spying on NATO and the EU for decades.
Johnny Cash was famous for performing for inmates in US jails, but he also took his prison show on the road, recording a classic live album in front of a group of inmates in Sweden.
Uzbekistan’s “first daughter,” Gulnara Karimova, wears many hats. She’s a diplomat, a ruthless businesswoman, and a pop singer nicknamed Googoosha. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist Natalia Antelava about her Twitter conversations with the daughter of Uzbekistan’s president.
A recent Swiss court ruling has released a farmer from an obligation dating back 655 years to pay for an “eternal flame” in a town in the Swiss canton of Glarus. The debt stemmed from a 14th century murder case. The ruling surprised town residents who now have to figure out whether to keep the lamp burning and who will pay for the all the oil and candles in the years to come.