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Arts, Culture & Media

P.K. 14

Our Global Hit is about a Chinese band that stands out to both Chinese and foreign audiences. The band is called 'P.K. 14,' and its music has been called post-punk. Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing. From PRI's The World.

Global Politics

One small step

The competition was fierce between the superpowers, but the rest of the world watched in anticipation and amazement. Now, two British actors are on a worldwide tour of the play �One Small Step.� Anchor Lisa Mullins spoke with them in Oxford, England.

Arts, Culture & Media

Accordion legend Don Lipovac

Among accordion enthusiasts, Kansas City native Don Lipovac is a legend.The 75-year-old musician was once recognized as our nation's best accordion player and his fame reaches across the Atlantic. Reporter Elana Gordon has more from KCUR.

Arts, Culture & Media

The Sound of Siam

Music critic Tom Schnabel plays us tracks from a new collection of old music from Thailand. The CD is called The Sound of Siam. It is a compilation of tracks by Thai artists from the 1960s and '70s.

Arts, Culture & Media

Niger's songwriter Bombino

We veer into the desert for the Geo Quiz. We're headed to a West African city: the capital of Niger. The climate is pretty inhospitable but the Touareg nomads who live there are warm and welcoming. One of them is musician Bombino.