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.

Global Politics

Greener gadgets from Belgium

Gadgets often contain all kinds of things that are potentially harmful to the environment. It's also a tough industry to evaluate when it comes to fair trade practices. Clark Boyd reports on how one company in Belgium is trying to address those issues.

Global Politics

Strains within the Libya coalition

The World's Clark Boyd reports on the strains within the coalition that is enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya. Many of the European countries that make up the coalition are split on how far it should go to protect Libyans and what role NATO should play.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit Fairuz

Many listeners wrote in after last week's conversation with singer Angelique Kidjo about music on her iPod. One song stood out for listeners as a memory from their past, but it had a different title. The World's Marco Werman tries to crack the case.

Global Politics

Greener gadgets from Belgium

Gadgets often contain all kinds of things that are potentially harmful to the environment. It's also a tough industry to evaluate when it comes to fair trade practices. Clark Boyd reports on how one company in Belgium is trying to address those issues.

Global Politics

Strains within the Libya coalition

The World's Clark Boyd reports on the strains within the coalition that is enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya. Many of the European countries that make up the coalition are split on how far it should go to protect Libyans and what role NATO should play.