Also, in this segment: low tech solutions to African problems, courtesy of AfriGadget. AfriGadget is a website dedicated to showcasing African ingenuity. A team of bloggers and readers contribute their pictures, videos and stories from around the continent. The image in this article is from the site, and shows a gadget that broadcasts podcasts via FM radio -- allowing podcasters the ability to reach the millions of listeners that don’t have access to the web.
Then, a report from Colombia, where a march against Columbia's biggest rebel group, the FARC, was organized on Facebook.
And in Japan, one scientist wants to fly paper airplanes from the International Space Station all the way down to earth.
PRI's "The World" brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. Each weekday, host Lisa Mullins guides listeners through major issues and stories, linking global events directly to the American agenda. The show is produced by BBC World Service, PRI, WGBH Radio Boston, and distributed nationwide by PRI.