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Past Episodes: September 2010 Archives

September 30 & October 3, 2010: from Paris - New York - Afghanistan - Chiapas - Culver City, CA

The dark under The City of Light (photo/Don Duncan)

 

Conflict in the catacombs: hard-core crypt crawlers take exception to the teen tomb tourists partying in their playground under Paris.

An odyssey where rape is an acceptable risk. The peril facing Latina migrants on the road.

A playground merry-go-round that doubles as a water pump. A perfect labour-saving device for underdeveloped countries. So why isn't it working?

And, a comic's take on the Middle East. Serious lessons learned from his tour of the Arab street.

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September 23 & 26, 2010: from Pakistan - Moscow - Johannesburg - India - Damascus

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A typical street in the Little Baghdad of Damascus(Photo/Oussayma Canbarieh)

Our correspondent speaks with shock and awe about covering the disastrous floods ravaging Pakistan.

In South Africa, they're trying to grow leaders who'll change the way politics are practiced on the continent,  and we're there for graduation day.

The very angry mission of Sampat Pal, a rebel confronting a culture that abuses women in India.

For Iraqi refugees in Syria, sanctuary is proving to be a double-edged sword that makes them safe, but sorry.

And, folks in Moscow are so mad at over-privileged drivers, they've taken to wearing blue buckets on their heads. Wait'll you hear what they do with their feet.

  

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September 16 & 19 - from Bangkok, Thailand - Las Vegas, Nevada - Kampala, Uganda - Kaunas, Lithuania - Conakry, Guinea - Port au Prince, Haiti

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The Jamia Mosque - Las Vegas (Photo/30Mosques.com)

Thirty days. Thirty states. Thirty mosques. A Ramadan roadtrip reveals a faith of many faces.

Lithuania; the place refugees wind up when they wear out their welcome elsewhere.

How a beauty queen and a Canadian brought peace to the polls in Guinea.

Not so in Rwanda and Burundi, two nations with a grim common history where democracy is on a slippery slope.  

The "body snatchers" of Bangkok are Buddhists helping injured motorists; though if the accident doesn't kill you, their enthusiasm might. 

And, there's a musician running for president in Haiti after all. Just not the one we expected.

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September 9 & 12 - from Gudvangen, Norway - Oakland, CA - Chelsetoon, Afghanistan - Mexico City - Oklahoma

The marshes of Southern Iraq (Photo/Nature Iraq)

Heating up the plaza: Journalists in Mexico are being terrorized out of reporting the country's escalating drug wars. 

How an American school menu got "nuggetized" and Oakland, California became a "food desert."

In the garden of Wali Mohammed, small problems are solved.  Perhaps there's a lesson in it about Afghanistan's big ones.

Restoring the Garden of Eden. One man's struggle to bring back the fabled Marshes of southern Iraq.

And, going berserk: a story of modern-day Vikings. 

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September 2 & 5: from From Zimbabwe - Oelwein, Iowa - Zurich

No minarets, we're Swiss.  How a Swiss political party persuaded the public to ban minarets from mosques. Wait'll you hear what it's working on next. 

Miners dig for diamonds in Marange, Zimbabwe, in this 2006 photo. (Tsvangirai Mukwazhi/Associated Press)

The trouble with Zimbabwe.  Blood diamonds are an effect.  Is President Robert Mugabe the cause?

 What's not to celebrate after three decades of Mugabe's rule?  An opponent tells us.

 Human heads in the trees. Roland Jarvis tells the story about why methamphetamine has such a hold on the American heartland.

 

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