Catholic bishops in Zimbabwe issued an open letter calling on the country's president, Robert Mugable, to end oppression or face a mass revolt. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the authors of the letter, Bishop Jose Alberto Serrano.
Mexicali Valley water report (8:00) April 9, 2007permalink
A court ruling in San Francisco could change the lives of farmers in Mexico. The ruling gives the go-ahead for a water conservation effort that aims to fix a leaky canal in Southern California. The seepage from the canal is a key source of water for farmers in the Mexicali Valley -- just south of the US border. The World's Jori Lewis travelled to the Mexicali Valley and found a community concerned about its future.
Baghdad protest interview (4:30) April 9, 2007permalink
An Iraqi Shiite cleric is leading a massive protest south of Baghdad. Hundreds of thousands of protesters are demanding that American troops withdraw from Iraq. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's Jim Muir.
Saddam statue interview (6:00) April 9, 2007permalink
The fall of Baghdad was symbolized by the fall of the statue of Saddam Hussein four years ago. Anchor Marco Werman looks back at that key moment with a Marine Corps Lieutenant who was there. Tim McLaughlin still has the photograph of the US flag hanging over Saddam's face just before the statue was torn down.
Today's answer of the Aral Sea, a body of water between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan that may not be there much longer. It's shrinking because of what the United Nations is calling the world's worst man-made environmental disaster. Anchor Marco Werman finds out what happened from the BBC's Natalia Antelava.
Darfur book interview (4:00) April 9, 2007permalink
Brian Steidle is former US Marine who was hired by the African Union to document the violence in Sudan's Darfur region. He tells anchor Marco Werman that his job amounted to documenting an ongoing genocide. Steidle recounts that experience and explains why he thinks Americans should care about Darfur.
Global Hit - Anat Fort (5:00) April 9, 2007permalink
Israeli jazz pianist Anat Fort takes us through a song she wrote about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She says the piece -- called "As Two" -- was written with two melody lines to represent the two sides of the conflict. And Anat Fort says it reflects her hope that the two peoples can eventually live peacfully side by side.
Borzou Daragahi interview (7:00) April 10, 2007permalink
The Baghdad bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times talks has come to the end of his assignment in Iraq after four years. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Borzou Daragahi about his time there covering the war.