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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.

Politics

Geo quiz

Now, a national holiday is one of the clues to our geo quiz. We are looking for an East African country marking 50 years of independence today.

Politics

Senegal farmers push local food movement

Buying produce that's grown nearby is good for the community, good for the planet and good for your health. Farmers in the nation of Senegal are trying to make that case to their countrymen, but it's not so easy. The World's Jori Lewis has the story.

Politics

Colombian FARC leader killed

One of the most senior leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been killed, say reports. But, as John Otis reports from southern Colombia, even a weakened FARC is likely to plague parts of the country.

Politics

India's nuclear power plans hit bumps

The World's Rhitu Chatterjee reports on some of the obstacles to India's ambitious plans for nuclear power. There are concerns within India about liability in the case of accidents and land takings to build the plants.

Politics

Africa unites for climate change

Amid all the wrangling by the giants, the concerns of small nations have often gotten short shrift. That is one reason African countries have decided to work together more closely this year. Myles Estey has more from the UN climate site in Cancun.

Conflict & Justice

Unrest in Tunisia

The government of Tunisia today reported more civilian deaths in the worst civil unrest in the country in more than two decades. Many of the protesters are young Tunisians protesting the country's high unemployment rate. The World's Clark Boyd reports.