Tunes spun on The World between our reports for January 24, 2013. Artists featured are: Daleduro, Domenico and Samuel Yirga.
As the United Nations launches an investigation on the impact of drone strikes on civilians, we examine the evolution of US drone policy under President Obama. Also, the Italian Mafia’s involvement in the renewable energy business. And how a cultural anthropologist works to identify the remains of migrants who died trying to cross the Sonoran desert.
The UN is launching an investigation into the impact of drone strikes and so-called targeted killings on civilians. Marco Werman speaks with Daniel Klaidman of the Daily Beast, who has interviewed hundreds of US officials about the Obama Administration’s embrace of drones.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Nigerian-American author Teju Cole, about a series of literary-inspired short stories about drones that Cole posted recently on Twitter aimed at bridging what Cole terms our empathy gap.
Piloting a drone can be a strange mix of reality and virtual reality. A former British drone pilot weighed in on what it’s like to fly drones, and the potential moral implications.
Spain’s top corruption investigator recently called corruption a cancer destroying democracy.
A multi-year investigation and sting operation has revealed deep infiltration into the wind and solar sector by Italy’s crime families.
The Defense Department’s decision to drop the ban excluding women from combat roles has stirred discussion among veterans and those still serving in the armed forces.
Jake McNiece died Monday aged 93. McNiece was the last of a group of paratroopers who jumped into Normandy on D-Day. In 2002 The World’s Chris Woolf helped reunite McNiece with one of his comrades, who’d been reported lost on D-Day.
Cultural Anthropologist Robin Reineke studies the personal items found on the bodies of migrants who have died crossing the Sonoran Desert in Arizona in an effort to identify who they were.
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!
Quebec’s new separatist government is promising to require French exams in English language schools and to ban bilingual newsletters in some municipalities. That’s enraging many English speakers. So the government is bankrolling a province-wide tour by a pro-English musician.