Prescription for survival

Sixty-three years after the nuclear genie was let out of the bottle with the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the threat of nuclear warfare persists. But Dr. Bernard Lown, cardiologist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, has a prescription for survival.

Conflict & Justice

An Iraqi refugee's story

The war in Iraq has caused a refugee crisis. Nearly two million Iraqis have been displaced within Iraq, another two million have been driven outside of the country. Nour al-Khal, a translator who survived being shot in Basra, joins the takeaway to discuss life after Iraq, and the lives of those who cannot leave the war-torn country.

Conflict & Justice

Overseas China

A generation of Chinese artists left the country in the 1980s and 90s. Some found great success in the west, but China still looms large in their minds. Lu Olkowski talks with artists about why calligraphy and ink drawing seem so 21st century.

Arts, Culture & Media

Migrant Workers Lovesong

100 million Chinese have left rural homes to work in the booming cities of northern China. Their lives are hard, dangerous, and lonely. Songwriter Chen Xing wants to soothe their troubled minds. Produced by Gideon D'Arcangelo.

Global Politics

China rejects human rights criticism

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on China's response to criticism of its human rights record; the government in Beijing says no one should interfere in China's affairs, and many ordinary Chinese don't understand why the West keeps criticizing China.