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Census problems for immigrants

Census workers are going door to door. Their goal is to visit the 48 million households that didn't mail back their forms. Language barriers and a mistrust of government are keeping many from participating in the census. Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The Answer to today's Geo Quiz is Tozeur, Tunisia, the starting point for four US and Canadian students who took 8 days to run across the Northern Sahara desert. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the students, Jill Gilday.

Conflict & Justice

One year later in Sri Lanka

Since the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka were defeated, the Sri Lankan government's priority has been reconstruction, rehabilitation and reconciliation. The government claims it's progressing. Some Tamils aren't impressed. The BBC's Tinku Ray reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Jimmy Cliff

'The Harder They Come' remains a film classic. Its outlaw theme and reggae soundtrack owed much to its star, Jimmy Cliff. He joins us to talk about the film, about the early days of reggae, and about Jamaica's music scene today. From PRI's The World.

Conflict & Justice

Ghana gold

Gold mining is a key part of the development strategy of the West African country Ghana. But as Anna Boiko-Weyrach reports, there's growing concern about its impact on local communities and the environment.

Lifestyle & Belief

Mexican school for midwives

Midwives have helped the women of rural Mexico to give birth. But that's a tradition that's dying out, as more women deliver their babies in hospitals. Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe found one clinic where Mexican women can still learn to become midwives.