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Global Politics

New leadership for North Korea

The son of North Korea's ailing leader Kim Jong Il was rumored to have visited China's president last week in Beijing; fueling suspicions that Kim's third son has been anointed to be North Korea's next leader. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has more.

Health & Medicine

Swine flu update

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the CBC's Patricia Bell for an update on the outbreak of swine flu that's hit the Inuit population of northern Canada...as well as an update on her own health.

Global Politics

Global Hit

Singer Bunny Wailer has had a long career -- first with Bob Marley, then as a successful solo artist. Now he's re-mastered his song catalogue. Anchor Marco Werman finds out what's coming up.

Arts, Culture & Media

Lakers victory cheered in Spain

The L.A. Lakers have a growing fan base in Spain thanks to Spaniard and Laker's forward Pau Gasol. Marco Werman speaks with Raul Barrigon, managing editor of the Madrid-based website "hoopshype," about reaction to the Lakers' NBA victory last night.

Conflict & Justice

Arab lonely hearts

Reporter Irris Makler introduces us to a man at the Israeli Foreign Ministry who's got an unusual task among his governmental duties...answering letters from Arab men throughout the Middle East who are looking to marry Jewish women.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Today's Global Hit features a tale of two piano masters -- one from New Orleans, the other from Bamako, Mali. Anchor Marco Werman tells us who they are and how they borrow elements from each other's musical culture.