PRI's The World: 3/13/14

March 13, 2014

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The Syrian War, now three years on, has left thousands of Syrians dead or displaced. How did Syria come to this? Also, what changes were made to America's energy use after the Arab Oil Embargo ended 40 years ago this month? Plus, an Israeli musician reclaims his Arabic roots.

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Why artist Molly Crabapple decided to sketch Syria's dead

From the Occupy Wall Street movement to the economic crisis in Greece, artist Molly Crabapple has never shied away from politically charged stories. Now, she's lending her artistic talents to a project commemorating the more than 100,000 Syrians who have died during the past three years of conflict. The idea, she says, is to remember these people as individuals, not statistics.