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Corn in Africa

Development agencies have long promoted corn as a crop that can modernize African agriculture. Yet some food experts say Africa has now become over-reliant on corn, and the result has been increased malnutrition and vulnerability to famine.

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Geo answer

Today's answer is Mauritania, the next stop on a fantastical flight led by pilot Neil Laughton. Laughton is travelling in a flying car from London, England, to Timbuktu in Mali. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Laughton about his "Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang"-style adventure.

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Here's a crazy hypothetical for you: what would have happened if slaves from Africa had been taken to the Balkans? This is the Romanian band Nightlosers. Blues is popular everywhere. But Nightlosers pull off a more nuanced trick.