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Global Scan

Stepping out in the new year?

If being in the French Alps isn't enough of a thrill, now you can "step into the void" with only a glass floor to hold you. Indian police use bananas to recover stolen goods. And we introduce you to the Paradogs of World War II, Chess boxing, Christian Rock Pakistani-style, and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Politics

Haiti devastation emerges

The extent of the devastation from the quake in Haiti is emerging. The 7.0-magnitude quake is Haiti's worst in two centuries. Up to three million people have been affected. Jeb Sharp speaks with Bob Poff, disaster coordinator for The Salvation Army.

Lifestyle & Belief

Renewables Fill the Power Gap

Marco Werman speaks with Chris Flavin, president of the Worldwatch Institute about the rise of solar and wind power in developing countries. Flavin says green power is an attractive alternative to unreliable service from the electric grid.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman interviews Nigerian afrobeat musician Femi Kuti, son of the late pioneer of the genre Fela Kuti, and gets him to answer the questions he himself poses on his new CD about progress in Africa.

Conflict & Justice

How to fix Haiti's economy

In the aftermath of January's devastating earthquake there's a lot of talk about finally getting things right in Haiti, a sense that the opportunity to rebuild means the opportunity to fix what's been wrong. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.