At a fine arts high school in southeast Turkey, students are learning western classical music. But this type of music has often struggled to catch here. Matthew Brunnwasser pays a visit to a fine arts school where western classical music is taught.
Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden: what two men who leaked sensitive national security documents have in common. Also, we explore the culture of contractors doing the government’s national security work. Plus, novelist and travel writer Pico Iyer picks three summer reads that will transport you to Asia.
Army Private Bradley Manning is on trial for a massive leak of classified documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Edward Snowden is the former CIA employee who’s in the news now for admitting he leaked documents revealing the government’s surveillance of phone and Internet records.
Contractors do much of our government’s national security and surveillance work. The man who leaked documents revealing the government’s surveillance of phone and Internet communications was a contractor with access to sensitive information.
Agriculture is the third-largest emitter of global greenhouse gas pollution. Yet roughly one-third of what we grow is never eaten. Cutting down on waste is a challenge in China, where ordering more than you can eat is seen as a status symbol among the newly wealthy. But a new grassroots “Clean Your Plate” campaign is gaining steam, and starting to change the way people think about leftovers.
BBC Syrian reporter Lina Sinjab bids an emotional farewell to her hometown of Damascus after having covered the conflict there for over two years. She produced a documentary “Damascus Diary” which is a collection of her personal observations in Syria for the past two years.
Tunes spun on The World between our reports for June 10, 2013 by the following artists: AfroCubism, Ensemble FizFuz, Toubab Krewe, Nogabe Randriaharimalala, Yoshida Brothers, Pressure Drop.
As Damascus resident and BBC correspondent Lina Sinjab prepares to leave her hometown, we visit her documentary that collects her personal observations of her life as a reporter in Syria through the bloodshed.
Italian paleopathologist Valentina Giuffra has been studying the skeletons of nine children born to the Medici family in Florence during the Renaissance. She tells anchor Marco Werman that their bones showed signs of rickets — they apparently suffered from a deficiency of Vitamin.
Demand for British butlers is up. But they are not getting jobs in stately English manors and are likely to be working abroad in China and the Middle East.
As part of an ongoing series this summer, we’re asking writers to take listeners on vacation without ever leaving their armchairs — through books. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with writer Pico Iyer about four books he recommends that will take listeners to Asia. His latest book is ‘The Man Within My Head.’
Students around the world share at least one thing in common — they don’t get enough sleep. But are the reasons for their sleepless nights the same, or different?
Friday on The World: Cyber snooping and cyber warfare are on the agenda for President Obama’s meeting with China’s president. Also, we recall the Golden Venture, a ship that ran aground 20 years ago off Queens, NY, loaded with hundreds of undocumented immigrants. Plus, why a Canadian company is hoping to dig out old E.T. video games from a New Mexico landfill.
The PRISM leak comes as President Obama meets with Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jinping to discuss cyber espionage. How will these leaks affect those talks?