In the Geo Quiz we're looking for a square in Moscow nicknamed ï¿½Three Stations'. That's because three train stations are located there ï¿½ it's also the title of the latest Arkady Renko novel by Martin Cruz Smith. Marco Werman talks with the author.
Jessica Golloher reports from Moscow on recent attacks suffered by Russian journalists. Two men who were attacked recently had reported on efforts to stop developers from cutting down trees around Moscow to make room for new highways.
Ute Lemper is perhaps most famous for interpreting the music of Kurt Weill. Now Lemper's drawing on the sounds of Weimar Germany to portray the bitter, lonely Los Angeles of American poet Charles Bukowski. From PRI's The World.
Villa Aurora in the Pacific Palisades of Los Angeles was a refuge for writer Lion Feuchtwanger and his wife Marta after they fled the Nazis. Now, as Julia Simon reports, it provides a temporary home for other persecuted writers from around the world.
This year's Caine Prize for African Writing has been awarded to Tope Folarin, for his short story, "Miracle". It's the first time the literary prize has been given to an African writer living outside of Africa. Marco Werman speaks with Tope Folarin.