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Conflict & Justice

America's role in South Korea

The US stations more than 28,000 troops in South Korea. They're a legacy of the Korean War. James Clad was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia from 2007 to 2009. He speaks with anchor Katy Clark about the US role in South Korea.

Science, Tech & Environment

The music of sea organ

In the Geo Quiz, we're looking for a city where an instrument called the 'sea organ' was invented by an architect. For starters it's in scenic Croatia. Host Lisa Mullins talks to Alexa D'vorsen who tells us how this extraordinary instrument came about.

Conflict & Justice

The China Korea connection

North Korea's attack against a South Korean island has turned attention to North Korea's ally, China. But just how much leverage does Washington have with Beijing? Host Lisa Mullins discusses the issue with BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus.

Global Politics

An unlikely hero

It has been two weeks since a British couple was released by pirates after being held hostage for more than a year. But now are we learning about the role of a Somali refugee played in the securing the couple's freedom. The World's Laura Lynch has more.

Conflict & Justice

Comfort food in war zones

Anna Badkhen has eaten some strange meals in some strange places. She's a war correspondent and has written her new book �Peace Meals: Candy Wrapped Kalashnikovs and other War Stories.� She joins host Lisa Mullins to talk about her experiences.

Conflict & Justice

Haiti's restavek' children

�Restaveks'. It's an old cultural institution that nowadays often equates to child slavery. The UN estimates that 183,000 Haitian children are restaveks. Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour from WAMU visited a special school for these children.

Global Politics

How cholera outbreak started

Scientists are still trying to understand how the cholera epidemic in Haiti began. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with public health and cholera expert Rita Colwell. She says the right environmental conditions were there for the outbreak to flourish.