President Barack Obama met the locals Monday in Moneygall, the village in Ireland where his great-great-great-grandfather lived before moving to the US. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets details from Irish Independent reporter Eimear Ni Bhraonain.
Hunger strikes have a long history in the conflict in Northern Ireland. Anchor, Marco Werman interviews Brendan O'Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania about the history and power of hunger striking in Ireland.
The Netherlands is one of the richest and strongest economies in the euro zone. But, in recent months, the country has dipped back into recession as it tries to shave nearly $20 billion from its budget. It's forced some people living on the margins to seek assistance.
Anchor Lisa Mullins meets Irish singer songwriter Lisa Hannigan. She grew up outside of Dublin, but her music was shaped by North American artists like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Nina Simone.
For today's Geo Quiz, we asked the question ?who is Molly Malone?' Marco Werman speaks with Maev Kennedy, who writes for London's Guardian newspaper. She says an older 18th century version of the song Cockles and Mussels has been discovered.
The Geo Quiz has us searching for the name of a seaside village in County Cork, Ireland. This village is sometimes called the stolen village. That goes back to an incident in the 17th century when Algerian pirates ransacked the place.
Authorities in Mexico say they've broken up an illegal international adoption scam. Reporter Franc Contreras tells host Lisa Mullins that couples from Ireland had traveled to Mexico hoping to adopt, but the children were stolen.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, is explaining why Apple has paid so little tax globally over the last few years. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with British member of parliament, Margaret Hodge, who is leading similar investigations in the UK.
With Spain's economy still struggling amid bank uncertainty and persistent unemployment, some young Spaniards are giving up the city life in hopes of reconnecting with their roots. They're moving out to the country and taking up agricultural pursuits.