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Month of October , 2007
Global Hit - Ballads of the Book (6:00) October 1, 2007permalink
The World's Carol Zall reports on a project in Scotland that set out to pair lyrics from well known novelists and poets with music by folk and pop bands. The result is a CD collection called "Ballads of the Book."
Entire program - October 2 October 2, 2007permalink
October 2, 2007 full program
Contractor defends Iraq record (4:30) October 2, 2007permalink
On Capitol Hill today, the founder of Blackwater USA defended his company's record in Iraq. Blackwater contractors were involved in a shooting incident there involving civilians last month. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.
The two Koreas summit (4:30) October 2, 2007permalink
The leaders of North and South Korea began a three-day summit today. South Korean leader Roh Moo-Hyun has firmly said he wants peace between the two countries. But what North Korea wants - besides economic aid - hasn't been so clear. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.
Koreans-Americans react to "two Koreas" summit (4:30) October 2, 2007permalink
Korean-Americans have mixed feelings about today's summit between the leaders of North and South Korea. They hope the meeting will help move the two states toward reconciliation. But at the same time, those hopes are not as high as they once were. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
A conversation with Franceâ€™s ambassador to the U.S. (5:45) October 2, 2007permalink
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with France's new ambassador to the United States, Pierre Vimont. The ambassador describes France's role in trying to find a solution to the nuclear stand-off with Iran.
Looking back at French-American relations (2:00) October 2, 2007permalink
France's relationship with the United States goes back centuries. The ways of the French made quite an impression on some of our country's founders. Anchor Lisa Mullins explains.
Iraqis struggle to get to school (5:45) October 2, 2007permalink
The BBC's Mike Lanchin reports on the start of the new school year in Iraq. New security walls built by the US military are making it hard for many students to get to school, and those who do make it find learning tough.
Palestinian students in Jerusalem (5:00) October 2, 2007permalink
The World's Quil Lawrence reports on the obstacles -- both political and literal -- facing Palestinian students who are heading back to school in East Jerusalem.