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Champion North Korean boxer

While few enter North Korea at own their risk, many more escape. Not all flee for political or human rights. One refugee defected for the love of boxing. Champion Choi Hyun Mi is making a name for herself in South Korea. Jason Strother has the story.

Global Politics

Farming and famine in Nigeria

A generation ago, the African nation of Nigeria launched a plan to embrace modern farming. Today the country is more dependent than ever on imported food. To find out what went wrong reporter David Hecht travels to a village he first visited in the 1980s.

Conflict & Justice

Accused Irish priests

An Irish government report detailed how the Roman Catholic hierarchy shielded pedophile priests, involving sending some to the US. Bishop-Accountability, is demanding to know where those priests are. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Terry McKiernan.

Global Politics

Immigrants and the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church in the US faces many other challenges. Some churches are near empty, others are full. The growth in the Church has come largely from immigrants, who often want to worship in their own language. Older churchgoers don't always like that.

Arts, Culture & Media

Ghanaian drummer Victor Dogah

Berklee College in Boston has long had contacts with musicians in Ghana. One percussionist is an extremely talented young drummer named Victor Dogah. Dogah ended up winning a scholarship to Berklee. Katy Clark caught up with him at Berklee.

Arts, Culture & Media

Junkanoo Festival

Our Geo Quiz sends us in search of the largest city in the Bahamas. The annual Junkanoo Festival takes place across the islands, but the main revelry occurs in this city's downtown. Scott Gurian sent us this audio postcard.

Global Politics

Foreign investment in the US

More Americans are looking for work than in 26 years. The dollar keeps getting weaker. But for foreign companies looking to invest in the United States, America looks pretty attractive.The World's Jason Margolis profiles one state: Mississippi.