President Barack Obama made his first State of the Union address of his second term. We get reactions from around the globe. Also, researchers in Salzburg, Austraia say they think they have discovered a true image of what Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart looked like. And we get a close look at a 2000-year-old statue of Eros asleep.
President Obama was greeted with applause in the State of the Union address Tuesday night when he announced the pull back of US troops from Afghanistan, but Afghans may have received the news with far less enthusiasm.
President Obama in his State of the Union speech talked a fair bit about education, and hinted at emulating the German model of technical education at High School, but it seems many in Europe are already looking to emulate America.
When President Obama spoke about climate change in Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, activists and policy makers around the world were listening. Host Marco Werman speaks with one of them, physicist Bill Hare of Climate Analytics, in Berlin.
It’s all pretty juicy stuff for the news business. But Israeli officials quickly slapped a gag order on local news organizations Tuesday. That’s why my Ha’aretz had a piece lamenting censorship, but nothing on “Prisoner X” himself.
We’re looking for the name of a famous Greek island that’s located in the eastern Aegean Sea just 10 miles or so off the coast of Turkey. A 2,000-year-old life size sculpture of Eros was found on this island.
The Republican response to President Obama’s speech Tuesday night came from Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio delivered his message in both English and Spanish.
The Guardian has tracked the reading level of the State of the Union from Tuesday night and years past and found that the reading level of the State of the Union is going down.
Post-war America was to be home for the fledgling United Nations. Before New York got the nod, hundreds of other cities and towns vied for the honor of building the world capital.
Researchers in Salzburg say they have figured out what Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart looked like. This latest portrait has caused a stir among Mozart scholars.
The band Matteo hails from Salt Lake City, UT. Most of the members did their Mormon mission in Taiwan, and they came back with traditional Chinese instruments. Now they use them to play American indie folk music.