Clark Boyd

Global Scan

New Zealanders will vote on whether to update their flag

A flag is usually a symbol of national pride. But not necessarily in New Zealand, where voters will get to decide whether to ditch the design that dates to colonial times. And for some reason a Cadillac ad that lauds America's work ethic and paints Europeans as slackers just rubs some Europeans the wrong way. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

Wind-up lights in Africa

More than a half a billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa don't have access to electricity. But now, a non-profit organization that has had success with its wind-up radio is using the same technology to turn on the lights. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

French fries with mayonnaise

A new video pokes fun at the small European country which is the focus of our Geo Quiz today. It has problems, some serious. But at least all of its citizens agree that the national dish is french fries with mayonnaise. Clark Boyd has more.

Global Politics

De-baptism' on the rise in Belgium

The Catholic Church in Belgium faces revelations of widespread sexual abuse of children by priests. For many Catholics, the report was the last straw. Many are going so far as to formally leave in a process called �de-baptism.� Clark Boyd reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

Wind-up lights in Africa

More than a half a billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa don't have access to electricity. But now, a non-profit organization that has had success with its wind-up radio is using the same technology to turn on the lights. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

French fries with mayonnaise

A new video pokes fun at the small European country which is the focus of our Geo Quiz today. It has problems, some serious. But at least all of its citizens agree that the national dish is french fries with mayonnaise. Clark Boyd has more.