February 9 & 12: from Cairo - Kazakhstan - Turkey - India - New York
CBC Correspondent Derek Stoffel talks with a group of Syrian refugees living at a camp at the Turkey/Syria border. (Photo: CBC)
Egyptians may be divided over military rule but the army's not going anywhere soon. We'll hear why its influence is too deep to deny.
In Kazahkstan, nobody grows very old in the villages near a former nuclear test site now being considered for commercial farming.
CBC News enters the Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, where exiles exist on a diet of defiance and division.
In India, cheap handmade cigarettes may have health risks but they're going global anyway.
And, the life of Brian: how a guy from Brooklyn found his muse in the music of Africa.
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A protester draped in an Egyptian flag climbs atop an army tank to shake hands with a soldier in Cairo January 29, 2011. A year after the revolution, some Egyptians remain skeptical that the military will give up its wide-ranging control of the economy. (Photo: REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)
People in Kazakhstan measure radiation levels in a crater, created by an underground nuclear test explosion decades ago. Villagers in the area of the explosions continue to live there, and even fish from the lakes created in these craters. (Photo: Magda Stawkowski)
Art teacher Abdul Karim Haj Youseff shows a portrait he's painted on the wall of a tent in the Syrian refugee camp where he's living. (Photo: CBC)
An Indian worker makes a bidi, shredded tobacco hand-rolled in dark brown leaves from the tend tree, in Ghaighata 85 km north of the eastern Indian city of Calcutta, in July 2004. (Photo: REUTERS/Sucheta Das)
Cover artwork from a cassette of Ghanaian artist Ata Kak. Brian Shimkovitz first found his music in 2007 and has been trying to track him down ever since.
At first listen, I found this story to be somewhat macabre. I remained incredulous. However, as I listened further, it made a lot of sense that these individuals invested so much into reclaiming lost souls, and I saw it for what it is. An act of Humanity.
The remarkable kindness and respect shown by villagers who bury and name the corpses that float by in the river was poignant, even transcendent. For these villagers to offer decent burials, and to care so devoutly for the graves of the unknown victims of violence, is incredibly humane and kind...In praying for the dead, and also praying to them as intercessors, the villagers transform the horror of the deaths -- and casual disposal of their bodies -- into a caring, deeply spiritual response, and recognition of the worth of human beings. I am deeply touched.
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