The Tuesday Edition: Central African Republic, Mendela Memorial, Mima Mounds, and more


Out of control. Five hundred people have been killed in the past week in the Central African Republic -- and as our guest tells us, the arrival of French troops has done nothing to quell the violence. 

Chilled to the bone. When marrow transplants appeared to wipe out HIV in two men, hopes were high for a possible cure -- but now, both men have tested positive once again. 

Lauded aloud. Amid an outpouring of emotion, and a downpour of rain, Lorraine Klaasen and her mother sang at the memorial for Nelson Mandela in Soweto -- and I'll speak with Lorraine tonight.

The hunters have become the hunted. First Nations communities in British Columbia offer a twenty-five thousand-dollar bounty for information that will lead to the arrest of the people who are killing elk. 

Amadeus ex machina. Tonight, Carnegie Hall will hear the long-lost pieces of a man known as the "Canadian Mozart" -- one of which was painstakingly reconstructed by the pianist who'll be performing it. 

And...sermon on the mounds. A scientist explains how he solved the mystery of some weird fields of bumps known as the "Mima Mounds" -- and it turns out they were caused by generations of burrowing gophers. 

As It Happens, the Tuesday edition. Radio that thousands have been digging for a long, long time.  

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