Tunes Spun On The World between our reports on Thursday, December 27, 2012. Artists featured are King Coya, Tareq Abboushi and Shusmo, Samuel Yirga and Sinkane.
As time runs out for Washington to avert the “fiscal cliff,” we look at Britain, where the economy went over the cliff two years ago. Also, Costa Rica bans all sport hunting and hunters there aren’t happy about it. And a visit with the creator of the Voice of America’s “Music Time in Africa” program, who retired at the age of 91.
It is looking extremely unlikely that Republicans and Democrats can agree on a plan by the end of the year. Britain went over its own fiscal cliff a couple of years ago. Since then, it has imposed a series of painful budget cuts.
We get reaction from Brits hanging out on this holiday in an East End pub. They’re not happy about the potential for a global economic fallout, but they also don’t believe it will actually happen.
In recent weeks, several of Egypt’s most popular and prominent satirists, talk show hosts and journalists have received formal complaints that their work has insulted President Mohamed Morsi.
With the influx of immigrants, some entrepreneurs in Columbia, Missouri are seeing an opportunity in the city’s changing food culture, including the owner of Chong’s, the city’s oldest Asian grocery store.
Reporter Steve Dolinsky samples the best Cuban sandwich in “Little Havana,” Florida and gives his recommendations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signaled he is likely to approve a bill which would ban adoption of Russian children by Americans.
Costa Rica, a tropical country known for its national parks and ecotourism, has taken a further step to protect its environment. But even in this environmentally conscious nation, a new ban on hunting faces obstacles. Ari Daniel Shapiro of our partner program NOVA reports.
There’s an enclave of British-ness in a large Caribbean nation where most people speak Spanish. The BBC’s Sarah Rainsford went to find out more.
British TV-producer Gerry Anderson died recently. Anderson created a series of shows for kids in the 1960s, including Thunderbirds.
The man who founded Voice of America’s “Music Time in Africa” program retired this past fall after 47 years on air at the age of 91.