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Middle East: October 2009 Archives

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October 15 & 18: from San Juan Batista, California - Kabul - New York - London - Cape Town - Port-au-Prince

California farmers have to chase rabbits if they want to sell lettuce. Why some say the law is cutting into their salad days.

Can anthropology help win the war in Afghanistan? The U.S. Army thinks so and wants to embed more social scientists with front-line troops.

Hear the sound of The Last Rango Master. How a forbidden instrument is finding a new global following.

Reflections on Haiti's holistic economy. If the poor can't afford to eat, is it their own fault for not seeing the big picture?

And, the plague of hairy, snarling crooks in Cape Town. It's like they're not even... human.

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October 1 & 4: from Kandahar - Mostar, Bosnia - Damascus

This week...Some Afghans who help the troops are being offered a fast-track into Canada. So why the skepticism about Ottawa's intentions?

Crisis in Fair Trade coffee. The worker-priest who helped create the industry disses corporate bigshots and the movement's own leadership.

The country of broken shapes. An interview with the correspondent who puts the horror back into war reporting.

From Bosnia, a school where ethnic factions get together in peace. Too bad the bus doesn't dare stop there.

And, Ladies Hour in Syria's ancient Bath of Roses, where they dip like the Romans did. It's a scream. Literally.

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