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Music of the Achuar people

The Achuar live in a piece of the Amazon rainforest in South America. Their ancestral territory straddles two countries we'd like you to name. Reporter Andy Isaacson recently traveled to a remote Achuar village to find out more about their way of life.

Conflict & Justice

Inca capital

For our Geo Quiz we're interested in the Peruvian highlands. The city we'd like you to name is located there. It once served as the capital of the Incan empire. That all changed with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Annapolis, Maryland, where a team of anthropologists from the University of Maryland has uncovered a bundle of artifacts used by African slaves for religious rites. The discovery may shed new light on the life of slaves in America. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Mark Leone, head of the team that made the discovery.

Arts, Culture & Media

The culture of 9-11

The images and tales of 9/11 are absorbed into mainstream culture. Jeff Melnick, professor of American studies at Babson College has studied the process. He put some of those thoughts into a book, called 9-11 Culture. He speaks with anchor Marco Werman.

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Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is northern Greenland, where linguistic anthropologist Stephen Pax Leonard is going to live with a local community under threat from global warming and document their traditions and language. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with them.

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Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz answer is the English Midlands, where a treasure trove of 7th century gold and silver was discovered in July by a man walking across some fields with his metal detector. The World's David Leveille has details.

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The science of beer goggles

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to Marcus Munafo, a behavioral psychologist at the University of Bristol in the UK about a new study showing that drinking a glass of beer or wine really does make the person across from you seem more attractive.