public health

Global Scan

Avian flu kills a Canadian, and more in today's global scan

Canada is dealing with its first death from H5N1, known as avian flu. The victim recently returned from Beijing, where officials say she contracted the disease. Meanwhile, '12 Years A Slave' is expected to take home awards this season, though it's a story that was almost lost to history. And police in the UK who carry guns will now have to wear body cameras. All in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

Slowing down in Australia

Slow down or you'll miss today's Geo Quiz: We are looking for a little town in southeast Australia. It's located in the state of Victoria. The commission has convinced the town to change its name for a month in order to raise awareness about road safety.

Arts, Culture & Media

Going vegetarian in Ghent

The city council of Ghent in Belgium has declared every Thursday to be a "veggie day." Starting today, every restaurant in the Belgian city has to offer customers at least one vegetarian dish on Thursdays. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Koen Lefever, the chef at one of Ghent's top restaurants.

Conflict & Justice

Remembering Kennedy

Senator Edward Kennedy was one of the strong voices against the US-led war in Iraq. We feature an exchange he had in 2005 against then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld�and we look back on Kennedy's legacy later in the program.

Global Politics

Philippines brace for second typhoon

Residents of the Philippines are scrambling to prepare for Typhoon Parma. This storm is expected to hit just days after another storm, Typhoon Ketsana, killed more than 200 people. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Glen Marboloc of Oxfam in Manila.