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Past Episodes: November 2009 Archives

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November 26 & 29 - Sao Paolo, Taverna del Re - Italy, Johannesburg, Mumbai and New York City

Latin America goes shopping for firepower. Since nobody expects it to actually fire the new guns, what are they for exactly?

A look inside "the land of the fires." How toxic muck and the Mob are poisoning one of the most fertile regions of Italy.

Africa is mad as hell and it's not going to partake in the UN climate change conference if something isn't done about carbon emissions.

And from Mumbai, why Mary Colaso can't go home. Mobility is changing tradition for the elderly of India.

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November 19 & 22: from Washington - Peje, Kosovo - Mumbai - New York

Elections coming. Americans leaving. Tensions rising. A view from the barricades in Iraq.

From the land behind God's back, meet the burnesh of the Balkans: women who lead their lives as men.

A year since the Mumbai attacks some wounds have healed, but life for one survivor has never been the same.

Israel's military culture helps make its economy the start-up capital of the world.

And, India's tired of losing. Listen to its plan for dominating the world of international sports.

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November 12 & 15: from Prague - Milan - Washington D.C.

Recalling The Velvet Revolution: sounds from the day twenty years ago when the streets of Prague rang with dissent.

And a look at Communism`s lingering legacy in the Czech Republic with one who helped bring down that system.

Reforming American health care: it'll cost billions but the U.S. can't afford not to do it, according to a new book that argues it's not an option but a right.

And, an Italian court humiliates the U.S. policy of rendition, convicting 23 Americans. We look back at the daylight kidnapping that started it all.

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November 5 & 8: from Berlin - Leipzig - Budapest - London

Twenty years since the fall of the Wall: Germany's revolution then and now. From the signal demonstrations in Leipzig to the present-day classrooms of Berlin, we'll look at some successes and ironic failures brought about by that historic change.

And, what of eastern Europe's other revolutions of the time? "A promise not fulfilled," says a correspondent who was there. We'll look at why they may not have realised their potential.

Then: gunpowder, treason and plot. Tales of counter-espionage from the only author ever allowed to view them inside the vaults of the British spy service.

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