The US special envoy to Sudan faced tough questions today about why the Bush Administration is not doing more to stop the genocide in Sudan. The World's Jeb Sharp has the story.
Death of thousands interview (5:00) April 11, 2007permalink
Public outrage over the violence in Darfar may be slow in coming because there are too many victims. So says a new report from the University of Oregon. The study finds that people tend to feel more strongly about the death of one person than they do about the deaths of thousands. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Professor Paul Slovic, the author of the study.
Kidnapped Italian journalist (3:30) April 11, 2007permalink
Italians were deeply concerned about the fate of one man last month. He was a journalist kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan. He was released -- but the Italian government is still under fire for the way it negotiated for his freedom. The World's Gerry Hadden has more.
Anchor Marco Werman gets a foreign perspective on the Imus controversy from Reinout van Wagtendonk a US correspondent for Radio Netherlands, and Gary Younge, who covers the United States for the British newspaper, the Guardian.
The US military may be sending injured troops back into battle. Salon.com reporter Mark Benjamin says evidence exists that shows that troops suffering from acute post traumatic stress disorder, serious back injuries, and other injuries are being redeployed to Iraq. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Benjamin to get the full story.
Israel's Prime Minister is under investigation for alleged corruption. Israel's President is charged with abuse of power and rape. The nation's finance minister is accused of embezzlement. And these are not the only senior Israeli officials under suspicion. The World's Aaron Schachter reports from Jerusalem.
Colleagues of a BBC correspondent gone missing from the Gaza Strip mark the month since his disappearance. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with BBC reporter Richard Miron about fellow reporter Alan Johnston, who hasn't been heard from since disappearing on assignment in Gaza.
Today's answer is the Lake Disctrict in Northwest England. That region inspired William Wordsworth to write the poem "The Daffodils" one hundred years ago. Now the region's tourist board hopes a hip-hop version of the poem will inspire young people to seek out the Lake District. Anchor Marco Werman explains.
Global Hit - Marc Bamuthi Joseph April 11, 2007permalink
Reporter Andrea Smardon profiles Haitian-American artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph and his latest project called "Scourge." Joseph uses hip-hop theater to explore his Haitian roots, and describe what it's like to be Haitian in America.