Latest Stories

Health & Medicine

Medics in Afghanistan

American casualties are on the rise in Afghanistan. That's putting U.S. military doctors and nurses to the test. We hear from chief nurse Major Keni Harriman, who works at a front line surgical hospital in Afghanistan.

Global Politics

China's communist party

This week, the People's Republic of China celebrated its 59th birthday. Correspondent Philip Martin reports on the continuing perks of Communist party membership in an economically transformed China.

Conflict & Justice

Skype under fire in China

The free Internet communications tool Skype has come under fire this week. Turns out that the company's Chinese partner has been filtering Skype text messages for words deemed sensitive by the Chinese government.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's answer is Markneukirchen, Germany - a town in Saxony, Germany and home to the original founder of the C.F. Martin Guitar Company. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the company. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Martin's great-great-great-grandson, Chris Martin IV.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit - Spanglish

When Spanish collides with English, the result is Spanglish. It's a language that comedian Bill Santiago knows well. So much so that he's written a book called "Pardon My Spanglish." Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's answer is Grosvenor Square in Westminster, London. That's where the US Embassy in London is located, but not for long. It's up for sale. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from historian Thomas Naftali.