Anchor Marco Werman speaks with musicians Michael Rivard, Brahim Fribgane and Hasan Hakmoun about their work with ensemble Club d'Elf. It is a Boston-based group that performs variations on the ancient Moroccan style of gnawa.
Economists study something called purchasing power parity. Basically, how far will a dollar go in Argentina, Italy, or the US? They gauge this by looking at a comparable basket of goods and services across nations.
Many Somali transplants in the US feel that their homeland is being ignored by international donors and different group around the country are trying desperately to raise money to help famine victims back home.
The Economist magazine released its list of the world's most expensive cities this week. Cracking the top 10 were two Australian cities: Sydney and Melbourne. It's not just expensive to live there; it's expensive for tourists to visit.