The capital city of Tehran, Iran, is cosmopolitan, food-centric and not as conservatively religious as we'd expected.

Host Marco Werman and reporter Matthew Bell spent seven days in Tehran, Iran, around the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. They found a cosmopolitan city with great food and some contrasting feelings toward the US.


Iranians love their klezmer

Iranian folk-rockers from the band Pallett have attracted a huge following in their home country. Interestingly, their music includes a heavy dose of klezmer, a musical tradition from eastern European Jews.

Global Politics

It's election season in Iran, too

Iran’s hardline rulers have disqualified many of their rival candidates for this month’s elections. But supporters of the reformist camp are still holding out some hope that their votes can make a difference.