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Arts, Culture & Media

Lokua Kanza

The subject of today's Global Hit is singer Lokua Kanza. He's from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in central Africa. Kanza has a new album out. And regular contributor Tom Schnabel says it's a winner.

Arts, Culture & Media

Silvio Rodriguez

Today we hear about Cuban musician Silvio Rodriguez. 30 years ago, reporter Betto Arcos first heard Silvio's music in his hometown of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Betto listened again to some of Silvio's classic albums and sent us this audio essay.

Politics

Taliban peace plan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Martin Patience, about Afghanistan's peace council, which today endorsed plans to seek negotiations with the Taliban.

Lifestyle & Belief

VFW looking for younger veterans

Traditional veterans organizations are struggling to attract veterans from more recent conflicts. Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan would rather spend time with their families or on social networking websites. The World's Katy Clark reports.