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Social Security in Japan

The winner of Japan's national elections, the Democratic Party, is promising to revive the nation's economy. It also has challenges with an aging Japan. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Len Schoppa, professor of politics at the University of Virginia

Conflict & Justice

Global impact of porn industry

The idea of corporate responsibility is not exclusive to big corporations. Some small business affect lives around the world. Tim Samuels produced a series for BBC-TV about the impact of porn films in countries where those films are very successful.

Global Politics

US Army to study suicide

The US Army is seeing an increase of suicides. So it's launching the largest-ever study of suicide in the military. The study is just getting underway, but it raises some ethical concerns about privacy and consent. The World's Katy Clark reports.

Global Politics

Locating al-Qaeda

America's top general in Afghanistan says a new strategy is needed. It's assumed that a goal will be to reduce the capability of al-Qaeda. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Bruce Hoffman, professor of security studies at Georgetown University.

Conflict & Justice

Nuclear isotope shortage

The shutdown of nuclear reactors in Canada and Holland has created a severe shortage in medical isotopes used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other ailments. The World's Laura Lynch looks at what the shortage means for patients.

Arts, Culture & Media

When Freud went to Worcester

100 years ago this weekend, Sigmund Freud made his first and only trip to the United States to deliver a series of lectures at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Anchor Jeb Sharp talks to Clark University archivist Mott Linn about the visit.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for Australian coastline. The answer is the Kimberley Coast, where an oil pipeline is spewing crude oil and natural gas into the sea. Jeb Sharp speaks with John Carey, director of the Kimberley Conservation Project.

Global Politics

Global Hit

The US hip-hop group, the Black Eyed Peas, are scheduled to perform in Malaysia next month�but the country's Muslims are being told they can't attend. Islamic leaders say it would violate Islamic law. The BBC's Robin Brant has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Europe's own interrogation scandal

Human rights advocates in Europe are calling for countries there to look into their own role in CIA prisoner abuse. Several countries are accused of abetting CIA prisoner programs during the Bush administration. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.