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Engineering the Climate: Who Gets to Decide?

With countries largely stalemated over cuts in greenhouse gas pollution, many are looking to massive technological intervention to cool the planet. Alex Gallafent reports that raises an ethical question: Who gets to decide whether and when to do so?

Conflict & Justice

China's real estate boom

China's booming economy is inflating real estate prices. Home prices in Beijing rose 60 per cent last year. They're now more than 20 times the average salary for a resident of the city. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story from Beijing.


Geo answer

On today's Geo Quiz we were searching for a towering bronze statue. It was unveiled this weekend to mark Senegal's 50 years of independence from France. Tidiane Sy reports for the BBC World Service's Network Africa.

Arts, Culture & Media

Iranian music

Today's Global Hit takes us to Iran, but not contemporary Iran. We're going back to the 60s and 70s. TWO new compilation CDs of the era have come out this year. Music programmer for KCRW in Santa Monica, California, Tom Schnabel, dips into both of them.


Afpak strategy

With the US consulate in Peshawar under attack and the Afghan president criticizing his sponsors, it seems like a good time to get a quick 'report card' on the US's Afpak strategy. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation.