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Quiet greening of West Africa

The Sahel region of West Africa is being hit hard by climate change. But from the country of Burkina Faso, Mark Hertsgaard spotlights a small green miracle that's helping farmers fight the warming trend. The secret, he says, is trees. On PRI's The World.

Conflict & Justice

Who's next in Egypt?

Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is in Washington this week to speak with President Obama. But back at home, the big question is who will succeed the aging Egyptian leader. Ursula Lindsey reports from Cairo.

Global Politics

Economic strategy in North Dakota

North Dakota has fared relatively well in the economic downturn. Some farmers and agriculture businesses there are trying to position themselves to be less vulnerable to the swings of the economy next time trouble arises. On PRI's The World.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

Iceland is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Icelandic blogger Alda Sigmundsdóttir in Reykjavík about reports that last year's financial collapse there has given rise to a baby boom.

Global Politics

Clinton ends Africa tour

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finished up her 11-day tour of Africa today, after a final stop in Cape Verde. The World's Jeb Sharp reports that the trip was strong on rhetoric but not especially ground-breaking in terms of policy.

Global Politics

Five Minutes of Heaven

The film Five Minutes of Heaven explores the aftermath of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The movie involves the meeting of two men whose lives were deeply altered by a murder. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the film's director, Oliver Hirschbeigel.

Global Politics

US senator in Myanmar

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Brian Joseph of the National Endowment for Democracy, about Senator James Webb's trip to Myanmar. The visit follows the Burmese government's sentencing of opposition Aung San Suu Kyi to another 18 months of detention.