As the fiscal cliff rapidly approaches, we look to our neighbors, Canada and Mexico to find out how this economic crisis might reverberate across the borders. Also, women in the US military are suing for the right to serve in direct combat. And a historic collection of letters goes on display in New York.
We explore what consequences Canada and Mexico might have to expect from an American ‘fiscal cliff.’
The World’s Alex Gallafent assesses British fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien’s views on, not Middle Earth or hobbits, but America.
Four US servicewomen have filed a lawsuit challenging the Pentagon’s policy barring women from some combat roles. Capt. Zoe Bedell (not pictured) is one of the plaintiffs.
The votes are lining up for and against a Palestinian bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations. Palestinian officials hope the move will bring them new global recognition, and a possible legal weapon against Israeli settlement expansion.
People from northern Mali who have fled the conflict there are increasingly frustrated, but what they see as a lack of international concern about their flight.
The Parsi community of Karachi, Pakistan is shrinking quickly. Farhad Desmukh profiles two young Parsis who would like to stay.
An impressive collection of historic letters from international artists, scientists, and writers is being put up for auction. The collection includes a letter that Dutch artist Vincent Van Goph sent to the owner of a cafe in southern France.
Tom Schnabel, from KCRW in Santa Monica, California, is our guest DJ today. He plays tracks from two African artists who died too soon. They are Zani Diabaté and Sory Kandia Kouyaté.