A young American diplomat from Chicago died Saturday while delivering textbooks to children in Afghanistan. Anne Smedinghoff was a public diplomacy officer for the US Embassy in Kabul when she and four others were killed by a suicide bomber. Host Marco Werman talks with her aunt, Cathy Tokarski who shares her memories.
A classroom debate reveals a difficult truth: many students don’t trust their parents. A new program at COSAT aims to improve relations at home.
Olly Lambert of our partner program Frontline decided to spend an extended period reporting from both sides of Syria’s war. For five weeks last fall, Lambert criss-crossed the Orontes river which has now become a dividing line in the civil war.
Manila’s notoriously loud and dirty taxi-trikes are going green. But not everyone’s getting on board.
Threatening messages from Pyongyang toward South Korea and the US have been making headlines. There’s speculation that the North could be planning to launch a missile against an American target this week. Experts don’t seem to think that’s likely. But which if any American target would be within reach of a North Korean missile?
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died peacefully after a stroke this morning, her spokesman announced Monday. She was 87 and was not only Britain’s first woman Prime Minister, but the longest-serving Prime Minister this century.
Anyone who lived through Britain’s Thatcher years won’t forget them in a hurry. Politically, there were no fence-sitters: you were either with her or against her, George W. Bush-style. (Thatcher is sometimes referred to as Britain’s version of Ronald Reagan, but she had little of Reagan’s charm or likeability.) She was adored and reviled– and not much in between.
Chinese authorities announce another death from a new strain of bird flu, raising the number of dead to six. Police in Canada identify two Canadians among the militants who attacked a desert gas plant in Algeria in January. Two musicians from India, one Hindu, one Muslim collaborate to create magnificent north Indian classical music.
Anchor Marco Werman talks with China correspondent Mary Kay Magistad about the latest in China on the reported cases of the H7N9 or bird flu virus in Shanghai.
Anchor Marco Werman talks with global health analyst Laurie Garrett about concerns that the new flu emerging in China could become a global problem. She says in its early days, the new flu has all the hallmarks of a pandemic, but that that doesn’t mean it will become one.
South Korean journalists are walking a fine line, trying to keep their public informed about the current tensions with their neighbor to the north, without whipping up hysteria.
Canadian police have officially identified two Canadians among the militants who attacked a desert gas plant in Algeria in January.
A Sudan-born reporter saw the need for a modern, intelligent, female heroine and has come out with a new super heroine, Rayann Lawsonia.
Photojournalist Donna DeCesare’s new bilingual book chronicles the lives of Central American gang members on both sides of the border. It’s called “Unsettled.” DeCesare teaches journalism at the University of Texas, Austin.
A recent article on interracial dating published by the student newspaper at the University of Cape Town created an uproar in South Africa.