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Global Hit: The Kominas

The World's Marco Werman introduces us to the music of The Kominas. The group's two members are from Boston, the children of Pakistani immigrants. Their new album is called, "Wild Nights in Guantanamo Bay."

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit and Geo Answer

The World's Marco Werman tells us about the Music of Cyprus project. It's a Boston-based initiative spearheaded by Turkish Cypriot Mehmet Sanliko. As for the answer to our Geo Quiz today, what are the three largest Mediterranean islands, the answer is Sicily, Sardinia, and Cyprus.

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Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman tells us about a band named "Nation Beat" that was part of this year's Farm Aid line-up. The band brings Brazilian influences to play in what is usually an all-American event head-lined by Willie Nelson.

Health & Medicine

Making medical records accessible

Medical records are rare or non-existent in many parts of the developing world. Now, a global team of coders and doctors have created a free, downloadable, computer-based medical record system. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Conflict & Justice

Diabetes on the rise among Asians

Asians living here and Asia have much higher rates of diabetes than Caucasians, largely due to modern eating habits. Researchers here are figuring out the best ways to prevent an epidemic. The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit - elodieO

The World's Marco Werman introduces us to the pop-electronica of French singer elodieO. She's spent time in Paris, London and New York, and that has a lot to do with how her music sounds today.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

For today's Global hit we meet singer-songwriter Beth Rowley. The tunes on Beth Rowley's just released CD "Little Dreamer" run from jazzy torch songs to rock. The World's Marco Werman has more.