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North Korea's failing currency

The North Korean government recently knocked two zeros off its currency, the won. And it ordered citizens to turn in their old cash savings. The move caused panic and riots. Katy Clark talks with Marcus Noland who is an expert on North Korea's economy.

Politics

Terrorism in Russia

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sarah Mendelson, senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Russia and Eurasia Program in Washington, about today's bomb blasts in Moscow and the issue of terrorism within Russia.

Conflict & Justice

Bangkok under curfew

Bangkok is under curfew after a long day of violence between 'Red Shirt' protesters and Thai authorities. Marco Werman gets the latest from Ron Corben, an independent journalist who's been based in Bangkok for twenty years.

Politics

Africa at the G8

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Thomas Cargill of the British think tank Chatham House about the significance of today's meeting between G8 leaders and the heads of seven African nations.

Lifestyle & Belief

Renewables Fill the Power Gap

Marco Werman speaks with Chris Flavin, president of the Worldwatch Institute about the rise of solar and wind power in developing countries. Flavin says green power is an attractive alternative to unreliable service from the electric grid.

Science, Tech & Environment

Haiti update

There are still 1.2 million people living in tent camps in Haiti. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Imogen Wall, United Nations' Humanitarian spokeswoman, about some of the biggest challenges in the humanitarian effort in Haiti.

Conflict & Justice

Dealing with Ireland's debt woes

Ireland will unveil an austerity budget and sealing a bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union.The World's Laura Lynch reported from Ireland 18 months ago, Now, she's gone back to see two of the people have fared.

Politics

Africa 2011

Andrew Meldrum considers the top ten stories to follow in Africa in the coming year. Meldrum, a senior editor with globalpost.com in Boston, talks with host Lisa Mullins.