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Shoot an Iraqi?

An Iraqi artist in Chicago made himself the human target for a live Internet shooting gallery. People around the globe took aim and fired real paintballs at him, 24 hours a day, for a month. Artist Wafaa Bilal tells Marco Werman why he did it.

Conflict & Justice

Hostages meet

We listen in on a conversation between two political kidnap victims: the BBC's Alan Johnston, who was held hostage in Gaza, and Ingrid Betancourt, who was held for years by Colombia's main rebel group, the FARC.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Berlin, home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Anchor Marco Werman interviews Olaf Maninger, solo cellist with the orchestra about the "digital concert hall", a new venture that puts the Berlin Philharmonic's live performances of classical music online.

Global Politics

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman interviews Indian-American saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa about his new CD "Apti" which means "coming together." He performs it with his trio the Indo-Pak Coalition, and believes that after the Mumbai attacks.

Ghana's drug problem

Ghana has become a favorite port of entry for cocaine smugglers from Latin America and that's taking a toll on Ghanaian society. The World's Laura Lynch reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Israeli Hanukkah donut

Hanukkah begins Sunday night and that means something special in Israel: Donuts! Or more accurately: sufganiyot. We sent The World's Middle East correspondent, Quil Lawrence, out to sample the seasonal delight.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer + Global Hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Mexican state of Michoac-n. It's one of the places that inspires the music of Latin roots band "Sol y Canto." Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the band's Rosi and Brian Amador about their new CD, "Cada Dia Un Regalo" -- or "Each Day A Gift."

Global Politics

State Department's histories at risk

The Office of the Historian at the State Department is tasked with writing the official history of U.S. foreign policy. By law it must create a "thorough, reliable and accurate" record of U.S. foreign policy. The tradition dates back to 1861.

Global Politics

U.S.-Japanese relations

A new poll by Japanese newspaper Yomiuri suggests that the level of Japanese dissatisfaction with the United States is at its lowest since 2000. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out why from Leo Lewis, Tokyo correspondent for the Times of London.