We begin our series, Cancer’s New Battleground — the Developing World, in Uganda, where one of the nation’s few oncologist fights to bring attention to the disease. The White House voices concern that Syria might be using chemical weapons. And Marco Werman speaks with the Mayor of Mogadishu.
The US says it fears Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad may resort to using chemical weapons against his people.
In response to Palestine’s political victory at the United Nations last week, Israel has announced plans for the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem neighborhoods. The international condemnation of those plans has been swift and sharp. Some fear Israel is becoming more and more isolated diplomatically.
One month after Sandy, anchor Marco Werman travels to Coney Island to hear how the genetic code for American pizza runs through there on its way back to Naples and the old country.
Cuba has held American Alan Gross for the past three years for distributing illegal communications equipment on behalf of the US government.
Dr. Jackson Orem heads the Uganda Cancer Institute. Until recently, he was the only oncologist in a country of more than 30 million people. He argues that cancer deserves the same attention given to other afflictions in the developing world, such as AIDS and malaria.
A Beijing municipal court sentenced 10 people to jail for illegally detaining and assaulting a group of local residents. The residents had traveled to Beijing to complain about government corruption in their area.
An extraordinary aquamarine gem, the largest cut piece of aquamarine ever known, will soon take its place near the Hope Diamond in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
Host Marco Werman talks with Mohamed Nur, the mayor of Mogadishu, who’s been working furiously to rebuild the city over the past two years. Nur has few resources, and faces constant death threats, but is optimistic about the city’s future.
Jazz orchestras are rare creatures nowadays: it’s hard to find the money or the venues to support them. But new jazz artists, such as Japanese composer Asuka Kakitani, are committed to the format, arguing that it offers a palette of sounds like no other.