The first funerals are held for the victims of the Newtown massacre. We get global reaction. Japan votes conservatives back into power. And Florida tomato growers call for new trade rules 20 years after NAFTA.
As residents of Newtown, Connecticut, begin to bury those killed in Friday’s school shooting there, reaction continues to pour in from all around the globe. We’ll talk to David Hemenway of the Harvard School of Public Health.
Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu compared the killings in Newtown, CT to other terror attacks on Israeli civilians. Reporter Daniel Estrin speaks with Marco Werman about how the school shooting resonates with Israelis.
In Mexico, guns are tightly regulated. We get a closer look at those laws governing fire arms and how they shape Mexican’s attitude towards guns.
The US Army is reviving a program that offers immigrants with certain language skills a fast track to US citizenship. Many of the slots, including all those for Korean speakers, have already been filled.
In Japan, the main opposition party, the conservative LDP, won the parliamentary elections.
Egyptians voted on ratifying their new constitution over the weekend. It’s being billed as a bold step in democratic reform. But Egypt’s poor are being left out of the process, as The World’s Matthew Bell reports from Cairo, that’s especially true for the poorest Egyptians.
Florida produces the most fresh tomatoes of any state in the nation. But the growers there say they can’t compete with lower-priced Mexican imports much longer. And now they’re fighting a 16-year-old trade agreement that could put the idea of free trade at risk and potentially spark a trade war between the US and Mexico.
A new “citizen science” project allows armchair researchers the chance to help identify and classify animals in one of Africa’s oldest national parks.
British guitarist Justin Adam and Gambian musician Juldeh Camara make up the Afro-beat duo Juju.