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Global Politics

Haiti's slow reconstruction

Despite the billions of dollars pledged, reconstruction has been painfully slow. A million people live in tents in the capital and symbolic buildings still lie in ruins. Still, some neighborhoods are coming back to life. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Global Politics

Poverty in Afghanistan

A new survey released by the aid group Oxfam highlights some of the largest concerns of ordinary Afghans. According to the survey, their main concern is living in poverty. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the report's author, Ashley Jackson, who's in Kabul.

Lifestyle & Belief

Windpower from Scratch

After dropping out of school as a teenager because of poverty and drought William Kamkwamba built a windmill out of discarded materials in his village. Kamkwamba tells anchor Marco Werman how the windmill brought electricity to his tiny village in Malawi.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

He's been sampled in dance tracks and he's recorded an introduction to Peter and the Wolf. But former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev has never sung on an album. Until now. The World's Marco Werman tells us about Gorbachev's CD for his late wife Raisa.

Health & Medicine

Geo answer

Today's answer is the Sudanese state of South Kurdufan. That's where emergency medical doctor James Maskalyk spent 6 months as a volunteer for Doctors Without Borders. He's written a book about his experience...and tells anchor Marco Werman about it.

Lifestyle & Belief

Heart Surgeries in Russia

Surgery to help children born with congenital heart defects is common in the United States. But not in Russia. The World reports on one group, called Heart to Heart, that is trying to change that by sending medical missions to Russia.

Global Politics

Haiti's slow reconstruction

Despite the billions of dollars pledged, reconstruction has been painfully slow. A million people live in tents in the capital and symbolic buildings still lie in ruins. Still, some neighborhoods are coming back to life. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Lifestyle & Belief

Heart Surgeries in Russia

Surgery to help children born with congenital heart defects is common in the United States. But not in Russia. The World reports on one group, called Heart to Heart, that is trying to change that by sending medical missions to Russia.