After years of protests and strikes organized by the SolidarnoÅ?Ä? movement, the Communist regime ceded power peacefully in the end. Many young people today know little about this moment in the recent history of their country.
It can be restorative just to slow down and exalt in a little bit of nature. Producer Alexa Dvorson had such a chance one recent night in Berlin, where she happened upon an early spring arrival to one of the city's parks.
The world's newest nation, South Sudan, will be one year old next week. The country is a long way from changing its status as one of the poorest and most illiterate in the world. Yet some find reason to celebrate.