The international credit rating agency, Standard and Poor's, downgraded Greek debt to a level known informally as 'junk.' Anchor Marco Werman discusses the role of credit rating agencies with Justin Fox, Editorial Director of Harvard Business Review.
Noise pollution is especially bothersome in highly populated cities. The Egyptian capital Cairo is one of them... but for Cairenes, their city just wouldn't be the same without all that commotion, as Daniel Estrin reports.
We are going to hear about a French-Chilean hip-hop artist named Ana Tijoux. She's got a new album in stores this week -- her first U.S. release. Reporter Betto Arcos met her in Los Angeles. From PRI's The World.
An oil well off the Louisiana coast is still leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico after it blew up last week. A similar incident occurred last year off the coast of Australia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Louisa Rebgetz of Australian Broadcasting.
Birds of prey are thriving in places like New York, London, and Berlin. We talk to Canadian wildlife biologist David Bird, our guest in the latest World Science Forum, about the surprisingly good raptor habitat to be found in some major cities.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega appeared before a French judge today after being extradited from the United States on money laundering charges. Marco Werman gets details from Christopher Dickey, Paris Bureau Chief for Newsweek.
Hollywood is threatening to abandon Spain as a DVD market. The World's Gerry Hadden reports that a Spanish law protecting against illegal downloads is weak, and millions of videos get downloaded in Spain each year.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Togo. A few months back, Togo took out an ad in the New York Times, saying it was open for business for tourists. But what would a tourist go to Togo to see? We hear in a report from Anna Boiko-Weyrach.