Past Episodes: May 2011 Archives
Thursday May 26, 2011
May 26 & 29: from Hainan Island, China - San Diego - Malaysian Borneo - French Mayotte Island - Dublin
The USS Makin Island is the hybrid "Prius" of aircraft carriers. It saved $2-million in fuel on its first mission. Photo/US Navy
The American military goes green, saving gas and soldiers' lives.
Then, the boat people you don't hear about, fleeing by the thousands across the Indian Ocean.
Did an Irishman save the life of young Adolf Hitler? Disturbing new documents have come to light in Dublin.
Skulls on the ceiling and big-screen TV: a tradition in transition in Malaysian Borneo.
And, another cultural change arrives in China. On a surfboard.Download the podcast (right click: save target as) Read more »
Categories: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Past Episodes
Wednesday May 18, 2011
May 19 & 22: from Kampala, Uganda - Israel - Montebaducco, Italy - Sarajevo, Bosnia - Nanjing, China - Robben Island, South Africa
Campaigns against gays in Uganda have included "outing" gay members of society in the newspaper, and calling for public punishment (Photo/AP)
Being gay in Uganda: it turns out no one will go to the gallows for it after all, but the threat's not past.
A subject few in Israel want to talk about: how the state uses and abuses Arab informers.
A look at a black politician in South Africa who's been running on racism.
The story of the Suicide-Catcher of Nanjing. Why does a man devote his life to prevent people leaping off a bridge? Perhaps to save his own?
Can animal rights improve human rights? We'll hear from some in Bosnia who sure hope so.
And, it may be time to reconsider the humble donkey. After all, some Italians think of it as a hairy dairy.Read more »
Categories: Africa, Europe, Middle East, Past Episodes
Wednesday May 11, 2011
People fleeing chaos in Ivory Coast are flooding refugee centres like this one in nearby Liberia. Photo/Bonnie Allen
A story of the human spirit under pressure in Liberia. The tale of a farmer and the want of some seed.
Bosnia on the boil. With a perfect storm of looming ethnic conflicts, we ask if it's a viable post-war country or just a bunch of bickering cantons?
Sampling death: a slice of life from the Coffin Academy, where South Koreans go to ward off suicide.
From Germany, pressure to rename streets that honor some of the worst offenders from its colonial past.
Blues for the reds: words and music from the journalist who stumbled into stardom playing the blues in China. And the fury and the music of Nigeria's Seun Kuti, the son of a legend with a rebel pedigree.Read more »
Categories: Africa, Asia, Europe, Past Episodes
Wednesday May 4, 2011
Newspaper seller in Pakistan. With Bin Laden gone, where will al-Qaeda surge next? Photo/Reuters
al-Qaeda after bin Laden. An expert says it's certainly on the run from old hideouts, but on the rise in new places.
From Italy, the quest for the crypt containing the Mona Lisa smile.
In Scotland, the return of vicious sectarian soccer songs brings police on pitch.
Rwanda resorts to spies and stifling free speech to downplay the legacy of genocide.
And, a new documentary film on a stubborn Russian journalist who refuses to "bootlick" the state that wants rid of him.Read more »
Categories: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Past Episodes
- January 2012
- Wed., 18 – Jan 19 & 22: from Damascus - Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo - Kandahar - Ghana - Lombardi, Italy - Nigeria
- Thu., 12 – Jan 12 & 14, 2012: from East Jerusalem - Dublin - India - Democratic Republic of Congo - Beijing
- Thu., 5 – Jan 5 & 8, 2012: from Amsterdam - Romania - Florence, Italy - Addis Ababa - Punta Allen, Mexico - Ukraine
- December 2011
- November 2011
- Thu., 24 – November 24 & 27, 2011: from Dhaka, Bangladesh - Santa, Peru - Jonestown, Guyana - Equatorial Guinea - Mexico City
- Thu., 17 – November 17 & 20: from South Africa - Afghanistan - Espiritu Santu, Brazil - Mogadishu, Somalia
- Thu., 3 – November 3 & 6: from, Syria - Lukango, Democratic Republic of Congo - Berlin - Sudan - Washington - Japan
- October 2011
- September 2011
- Thu., 29 – September 29, 2011: from, Mumbai, India - Chisinau, Moldova - Loruth, Kenya - Peshawar, Pakistan - Bangladesh
- Thu., 15 – September 15, 2011: from Misrata and Janzur, Libya - Washington, D.C. - Beijing - New York - Kenya/South Sudan border
- Thu., 1 – September 1&4, 2011: from Manila - New York - Quetta, Pakistan - Afghanistan - Grand Forks, North Dakota - Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Madrid
- August 2011
- July 2011
- Tue., 26 – July 28 & 31: from Kwa Dabekaa, South Africa - Vancouver - Haiti - Zimbabwe - Kolkata, India - New York
- Thu., 21 – July 21 & 24: from Yunnan province, China - Haiti - South Africa - Uljanovsk, Russia - Palermo, Italy
- Thu., 7 – July 7 & 10: from Cape Town, South Africa - Kabul, Afghanistan - Democratic Republic of Congo - Mogadishu, Somalia - Germany
- June 2011
- Thu., 30 – June 30 & July 3: from Israel - Colombia - Berlin - Democratic Republic of Congo - Agra, India
- Thu., 23 – June 23 & 26: from Port-au-Prince, Haiti - El Paso, Texas - the Balkans - Dublin, Ireland - Oakland, California
- Thu., 16 – June 16 & 19: from Gudvangen, Norway - India - Dakar, Senegal - the Balkans - Guca, Serbia
- Thu., 2 – June 2 & 5: from Lima, Peru - Den Bosch, The Netherlands - Syria - Rondonia, Brazil - Lombardy, Italy
- May 2011
- Thu., 26 – May 26 & 29: from Hainan Island, China - San Diego - Malaysian Borneo - French Mayotte Island - Dublin
- Wed., 18 – May 19 & 22: from Kampala, Uganda - Israel - Montebaducco, Italy - Sarajevo, Bosnia - Nanjing, China - Robben Island, South Africa
- Wed., 11 – May 12 - 15: from Liberia - Berlin - Nigeria - Sarajevo, Bosnia - Cheonan, South Korea - Beijing
- April 2011
- March 2011
- Wed., 30 – March 31 & April 3: from Grand Forks, North Dakota - Ukraine - Amman, Jordan - Bunya, Democratic Republic of Congo - Manila, Philippines
- Wed., 23 – March 24 - 27, 2011 from: Noda and Sendai, Japan - Chernobyl - Tunis - Benghazi, Libya - Berlin
- Thu., 17 – March 17/20, 2011 Dispatches: from Kabul - Riyadh - Beijing - Douglas, South Africa -Cozumel - India via New York
- Thu., 10 – March 10/13, 2011 Dispatches: from Beijing - Mendoza, Argentina - Tripoli - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Punta Allen, Mexico
- February 2011
- January 2011
- December 2010
- November 2010
- Thu., 25 – November 25 & 28: from Afghanistan - Bosnia - Ghana - Zimbabwe - Seoul, South Korea - Manila, the Philippines
- Thu., 18 – November 18 & 21: from Kampala, Uganda - the Thai-Burmese border - Hilversum, Netherlands - Beirut, Lebanon - Dakar, Senegal - Chennai, India - Nanoori, Ghana
- Thu., 4 – November 4 & 7, 2010: from Berlin - Zambia - Mae Sot, Thailand - Hainan province, China - Guca, Serbia
- October 2010
- Thu., 28 – October 28 & 31, 2010: from Rio de Janeiro - Dublin - Voss, Norway - Huntsville, Alabama - London
- Thu., 21 – October 21 & 24, 2010: from Palermo, Sicily - Los Angeles - New York - Kandahar - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Thu., 14 – October 14 & 17, 2010: from Miami - Cuba - Arizona - Tripoli, Lebanon - Berlin - La Paz, Bolivia
- September 2010
- Thu., 30 – September 30 & October 3, 2010: from Paris - New York - Afghanistan - Chiapas - Culver City, CA
- Thu., 16 – September 16 & 19 - from Bangkok, Thailand - Las Vegas, Nevada - Kampala, Uganda - Kaunas, Lithuania - Conakry, Guinea - Port au Prince, Haiti
- Thu., 9 – September 9 & 12 - from Gudvangen, Norway - Oakland, CA - Chelsetoon, Afghanistan - Mexico City - Oklahoma
- August 2010
- July 2010
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- May 2010
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- February 2010
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- November 2009
- September 2009
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- Syria government, rebel groups meet in Kazakhstan for ceasefire talks
- Syria talks brokered by Russia, Turkey and Iran and aimed at bolstering a shaky ceasefire in place since last month opened on Monday in Kazakhstan, marking the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government representatives and rebel factions trying to overthrow it.
- Australian charged with 5 counts of murder after pedestrians run over
- A man who authorities say drove into a crowd of pedestrians, killing five and injuring more than 20 in the centre of Melbourne, has been charged with five counts of murder, Australian police said on Monday.
- Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 smartphone fires on battery design, manufacturing
- Samsung Electronics Co. says problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire.
- Mexico gasoline protests affect border crossings in California, Arizona
- Protesters took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists into Mexico after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.
- Trump calls protests 'a hallmark of our democracy' in toned-down response to marches video
- President Donald Trump is striking a more unifying tone as he gets down to business on his second full day in the White House.