Playwright Lynn Nottage has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play "Ruined." The World's Marco Werman speaks with Nottage about the play's difficult subject matter: the rape of two women in war-torn the Democratic Republic of Congo.
For today's Global Hit, we hear from Emmanuel Gardiner, whose family left Liberia for the United States after a coup in 1980. Among his most treasured possessions was Michael Jackson's album ?Off the Wall.?
Celebrity blogger and gossip columnist Perez Hilton is also a big fan of pop music from around the globe. Hilton has put together a package tour of some of his favorite artists. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with Perez Hilton about the upcoming tour.
Italy's Lorenzo Jovanotti used to dream of becoming his country's answer to the American rap group The Beastie Boys. Jovanotti's sound has changed over the years. His latest release is called Safari. The World's Marco Werman will tells us more.
The world of African music is still honoring a man who died 20 years ago this week. Francois Luambo Makiadi ï¿½ or Franco ï¿½ the King of Congolese rumba. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Afropop Worldwide's Banning Eyre.
American musician Melody Gardot says her introduction to music, and her subsequent international success, have come through a series of accidents. Anchor Marco Werman has her story and the answer to today's Geo Quiz: Toulouse, France.