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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.

Conflict & Justice

The cost of war

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Marc Garlasco, Senior Military Analyst at Human Rights Watch, who is in Gaza to study how the conflict there was fought -- on both sides. He's examining the human costs of war.

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.

Business, Finance & Economics

Davos note

Greenpeace Switzerland held its annual Public Eye Awards in Davos, Switzerland this week. The award was set up to shame companies considered the Public Eye jury deemed environmentally irresponsible. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

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.