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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer

The Welsh coastal town of Aberystwyth in the United Kingdom is the answer to our Geo Quiz. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the town's new mayor, Sue Jones-Davies, who starred in the 1979 Monty Python film, "Life of Brian." The controversial movie was banned in Aberystwyth, and in other places, because it was considered by some to be blasphemous. Now the former actress is trying to lift the ban on the film in the town in which she presides as mayor.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Scottish Isle of Jura one of the Inner Hebrides islands. Host Marco Werman speaks with local Deborah Bryce about the island's new ferry service that for the first time in 30 years links directly to the mainland.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Iraqi Kurdistan, an autonomous region within Iraq. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with tour operator Janet Moore who's now organizing trips for tourists interested in exploring the culture and history of northern Iraq.

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Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman profiles the singer Elisa. She's a pop sensation in her native Italy since 2001. Now she's hoping to make it in North America. Elisa kicks off a 17-date tour of Canada and the US next week.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the landmark piazza in the Italian city of Venice. The answer is Piazza San Marco or Saint Mark's Square. It's one of the lowest points in the city...and currently under feet of water after two days of record flooding. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with shop owner Robert Caruti to finds out how the city of canals is coping.

Business, Finance & Economics

Tourism and technology in Estonia

The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia used to be a cheap tourist destination for many Europeans. But the economic downturn has hurt the tourist trade, forcing at least one hotel to turn to another of Estonia's strengths -- information technology -- to cut costs. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Cyrus Farivar, author of a forthcoming book called "The Internet of Elsewhere."

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Geo answer

Today's answer is the capital of the West African nation of Togo -- Lome. The city is one of the stops on a British tourism agency excursion called the Cradle of Voodoo Tour. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Mike Carter, a travel writer who went on the tour.