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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

We want to know the name of the Swedish village where crime novelist Henning Mankell grew up. He writes the Kurt Wallander books. The answer? The village of Sveg. The author speaks with anchor Katy Clark about his work and about crime fiction in general.

Conflict & Justice

Radicalized West Bank settlers

There's been recent violence by Israeli settlers near the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar. Some religious Israelis are concerned about increasing fanaticism in the settler population. Daniel Estrin brings us the story from Jerusalem.

Conflict & Justice

US Afghanistan commander fired

The top US military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, has been dismissed by President Barack Obama after he criticized leading administration officials. Jeb Sharp talks with Scott Wilson, White House Reporter for the Washington Post.

Global Politics

Tony Blair's memoir

Former prime minister Tony Blair's long-awaited memoir is out. In it, he writes of one of the most significant events in his time in office ? the decision to go to war in Iraq. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist and Blair biographer, John Rentoul.

Global Politics

Cuba: My Revolution

Cuban artist Inverna Lockpez initially threw herself into Fidel Castro's revolution jettisoning her plans for art school. She ran afoul of the regime and fled to the US. Now she's telling her story. Anchor Lisa Mullins interviews Inverna Lockpez.

Arts, Culture & Media

Saving owls

Today's Geo Quiz is about owls: the country we want you to name is home to some 30 species of owl. The country's environment minister has identified a problem. He's blaming fans of Harry Potter for fueling illegal trade.