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2010 Season: July 2010 Archives

July 29 & August 1: from Buenos Aires - Havana - Qihang Salvation Training Camp, China - Jos, Nigeria - Rome

The stuff of Italian TV. Getty

Italy's fascination with prime-time porn.  Why televison there treats women like sex toys.

A suitcase full of cash.  A suspect singing like a canary. Did a foreign government try to buy Argentina's election?

In China, Deng Senshan spent all his time on the internet. So his parents sent him to boot camp, where the cure proved fatal.

Meanwhile, in Cuba, very few are allowed to go on it. We'll hear from some enterprising webheads dodging state control.

And, kill or die.  The violence between Christians and Muslims in a Nigerian village.
 

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July 22 & 25: from Beirut - France - Siberia - Mumbai

Yaks and thugs and 160 flat tires; the cyclist who pedalled halfway around the world to take on his own fears.

From the can't-win-for-losing department;: musicians in Lebanon win acclaim for singing in Arabic. Then lose it, for singing in Arabic. 

Why France takes the cake. Insights into a country that views pastry as culture, and how chefs become kings.

And from Mumbai, why Mary Colaso can't go home. The elderly of India are being moved out, not in.

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July 15 & 18, 2010: from Cape Town - New York - Kabul and San Remo, Italy

The Cape Town crimewave. How a South African beauty spot came to be plagued by a bunch of hairy, snarling crooks.  

iraqoil.jpgOilman J. Paul Getty once said, "the meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights." A new book says those rights can cause a lot of wrongs.

Landmines, crowns and castles were just some of the surprises in store for an Afghan-Canadian searching for his roots.

And in Italy, old regional dialects are getting new respect, especially if you sing them.

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July 8 & 11: from Washington - Sierras de Rocha, Uruguay - Yankassa, Sierra Leone - Montreal - Kabul

Photo courtesy ">PLAN Ceibal

The country where every schoolkid gets a laptop. You knew it would happen someday. You may be surprised as to where. 

Then, do Sunni Muslims have a future in Iraq?  A new book says they've been eclipsed and the country will be worse off without them. 

A look at the land-grab business. Agribusiness is in the global market for arable land, but is the developing world selling off its future food security?

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July 1 & 8: from Gobi Desert, Mongolia - Tajikistan - London - Nicaragua - Damascus

Mongolian schoolchildren: the front line in the fight against fossil poachers in the Gobi desert (Photo/Danielle Nerman)

The many ways Canadians bring you the world.

An all-Canadian effort, starting with a  Calgary reporter in search of fossil thieves thwarting Canadian scientists in the Gobi Desert.

Then, a Canadian back from working in Tajikistan, which he describes as the Sopranos run by Fred Flintstone but too important to ignore.

We have a Canadian documentary-maker who bought himself a little piece of heaven in Nicaragua and found himself in a world of land craziness.

And, a Syrian-Canadian who took in Ladies Hour at the ancient Bath of Roses in Damascus, where they still dip like the Romans did.

Finally, a CBC journalist recalls going for gold in the Defend-Canada-From-The-British-Media Olympics. No place for false starts.

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