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Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for Australia's southern-most state where today Australia Day celebrations kicked off with great food and traditional games. The answer is Tasmania. Producer Jake Warga sends an Australia Day audio postcard.

Global Politics

Ca Tru

An ancient form of Vietnamese music is making a comeback. Ca Tru was once the music of royalty. Later it became the music of prostitutes and courtesans. When the Communist Party came to power it banned Ca Tru.The World's Mary Kay Magistad checked it out.

Science, Tech & Environment

Haitian self-reliance

Haitian President Rene Preval has made an urgent appeal for more tents to house up to a million people left homeless by the quake two weeks ago. However not all Haitians are simply waiting for help from the outside, as WAMU's Sabri Ben Achour reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

Divorcing Swans

Swans are known to mate for life. So the recent break-up of a swan couple in England is causing a stir. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more about the couple and their troubles from Julia Newth of Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Center in Slimbridge, England.

Conflict & Justice

Halabja Kurds celebrate

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with New York Times reporter Sam Dagher in Halabja, the Iraqi town that was subjected to a poison gas attack in 1988. Residents there celebrated the execution of the attack's mastermind, a man known as ?Chemical Ali.?

Conflict & Justice

Health care in Spain

Health care access isn't a right in the US. But it is in many other countries? including Spain. Recently two Spanish towns began to chip away at that. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Vic, Spain.

Arts, Culture & Media

Burns supper

The World's Carol Zall explains the role of haggis in celebrations honoring Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. The dish made from sheep's organs has a bad reputation outside of Scotland. But many Scots say ?don't knock it unless you've tried it!?

Arts, Culture & Media

Fela Kuti

Despite its mainstream theatrical reputation, the credo on Broadway really continues to be anything goes. And so why not a musical about Nigerian afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti? Marco Werman reports.