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Global Hit: Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax made an impressive career out of recording folk music all over the world; But few people heard the recordings that Lomax made in Haiti in the 1930's. This month they'll be released to the public for the first time. Ruxandra Guidi has the story.

Global Politics

Karzai declared elected president

Hamid Karzai has been declared the elected president of Afghanistan by poll officials. Karzai's challenger, Abdullah Abdullah had pulled out of the race.The first round of the vote, in August, was marred by mass electoral fraud. Matthew Bell reports.

Global Politics

Tensions in Northern Afghanistan

The re-election of President Hamid Karzai is raising tensions in several provinces. One flashpoint is Balkh province where the Governor may take up arms against Karzai. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Jean Mackenzie, Kabul correspondent for the Global Post.

Global Politics

Days after the Peshawar attacks

There was another deadly attack in Pakistan today.. this one in the city of Rawalpindi. Last week, an attack in the city of Peshawar killed more than 100 people. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool spoke with relatives of some of the victims and sent this report.


Zen archers take aim in Manhattan

Before Zen in the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance there was the original: Zen in the Art of Archery. The book chronicled the story of a German who traveled to Japan to learn Kyudo. Now there's a school in Manhattan. The World's Alex Gallafent has the story.

Global Politics

A return to the East German border

Next week is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. There was an even deadlier part of the border between East and West Germany: Travemunde, West Germany. Gerry Hadden returns to explore the region's past, present and future.

Lifestyle & Belief

Returning to Sudan

A refugee named Valentino Achak Deng returned from the U.S. to his home in Sudan. Deng built a school with proceeds from a book based on his life written by author Dave Eggers. The World's Jeb Sharp talks with Eggers and Deng about their friendship.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today is Day of the Dead, and it's a big holiday in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, the answer to today's Geo Quiz. Shannon Young sent us this audio postcard from Oaxaca City.

Global Politics

Created in China: Part 5

We continue our series �Created in China' with a look at the roots of innovation, at how Chinese children are or are not encouraged to be creative, and how that's evolving. Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing.

Arts, Culture & Media

Kit Kat big in Japan

American candy lovers know the Kit Kat bar. But few would recognize the varieties sold in Japan. 200 kinds of Kit Kat bars have been sold in Japan over the years. Akiko Fujita checked out the candy in Tokyo.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer / Global Hit

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a region of steep mountains and canyons on the northern coast of Colombia. The answer is the Montes de Maria; these mountains inspired the today's Global Hit. Reporter Madeleine Bair tells us more.