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Arts, Culture & Media

Zero emissions race

You need a pretty big battery to drive an electric car for hundreds of miles a day. That's what participants in the 'Zero Emissions Race' did. The race began last August and ended today in a Swiss city that we want you to name…

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Switzerland, where a new piece of technology is making life a bit easier for blind people. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Martin Mischler, a technology expert with the Swiss Union for The Blind in Zurich.

Sports

In a Scotland village, skipping rocks is more than just a hobby. It’s a tourist attraction

The picturesque village of Ermatingen in northern Switzerland has acquired a reputation for being a boring holiday resort. So the locals decided to liven things up a bit by holding a "world stone skimming championship." Only problem was, an island in Scotland already holds an annual competition by that name, and it has a limitless supply of skimming stones.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit and Geo answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Irish flutist Sir James Galway and Cuban pianist Jorge Martinez. Martinez fronts the band Tiempo Libre. Sir James and Martinez's band have recorded a new album that mixes classical jazz with Latin rhythms.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Switzerland doesn't have much of a musical tradition. The World's Marco Werman tells us how a Swiss jazz pianist is trying to create a modern one with a global posse of spoken-word artists.

Conflict & Justice

Swiss tax evasion ruling

A court in Switzerland ruled today that a Swiss financial regulator broke secrecy laws by ordering the bank UBS to release client information to US tax authorities. Anchor Jeb Sharp finds out more from Beat Kappeler, an economist.