Grief continues in Newtown, Connecticut as more funerals continue. We look into how other nations have dealt with the unbearable grief of loosing loved ones through violence. NAFTA marks its 20th year next week: We look at how the agreement has impacted industries in Canada, the US, and Mexico. And: Canadians cross US border to sell Christmas Trees in NYC.
Residents of Newtown, Connecticut, have responded to last week’s massacre with an outpouring of grief and solidarity. The response mirrors the way communities around the globe respond to violence, regardless of country and culture. Sociologist Jim Hawdon has compared responses to mass shootings in the US, and in Finland.
In March 1996, 43-year-old Thomas Hamilton walked into a primary school in the central Scotland town of Dunblane, and shot to death 16 kindergarten-age children and their teacher. Marco Werman speaks with Philip Dutton, a clinical psychologist who worked with the young survivors.
Hunting is a popular hobby in Europe, despite gun laws that are tougher than those in the United States. Anchor Marco Werman hears about the restrictions hunters face in Europe from Manuel Esparrago, firearms expert with the European Federation for Hunting and Conservation.
Daniel Inouye, the senior senator from Hawaii and the president pro-tempore of the US Senate, died Monday at the age of 88.
Each Christmas, dozens of Québécois make the trip south to New York City to sell Christmas trees. They operate around the clock, sleeping in shifts, and work for cash under the table. The World’s Alex Gallafent met a young couple from Montréal who are selling trees to fund their continuing travels around the world.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the ceremonial signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA. We examine the impact NAFTA has had on two communities linked to the auto industry, one in Michigan, the other in Mexico.
The town of Silao, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, has seen its manufacturing base grow under NAFTA. General Motors built a plant there soon after NAFTA came into effect, and the plant is still running strong.
We’re looking for the name of a town in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. This town in the foothills of the Himalayas gives its name to one of the world’s most popular tea varieties.
Two years ago Monday, Mohamed Bouazizi committed a personal act of protest. The young fruit seller from the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid set himself on fire – and set off a revolution.
For most of the 20th century, the country of Georgia was under Soviet rule. A lot of Russian traditions flowed across the border–sometimes influencing–sometimes replacing native Georgian traditions. Now, 20 years after Georgia became independent, religious communities want to unearth one of those lost traditions: sacred song.