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COVID-19: The latest from The World

Japan declares emergency; Coronavirus impacts democratic participation; Hezbollah's latest front line?

Japan has issued emergency declarations for several prefectures, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care. And, in Lebanon, Hezbollah's latest front line is the fight against coronavirus. And in Iran many are wondering if they can survive the disease and the financial crisis accelerated by US sanctions. Also, these monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Research Center are helping humans fight the coronavirus.

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Sports

Geo quiz

The answer to today's geoquiz is Aachen, Germany, where Japan's oldest Olympic athlete is preparing for the Summer Games in Beijing. Anchor Lisa Mullins explains.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked listeners to name the U.S. location of the "Knife Throwers' Hall of Fame." The answer is Austin, Texas, as The World's David Leveille explains.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Global market jitters

The World's Matthew Bell reports on global reaction to the latest indications that the US economy is in a recession, as stock markets around the world stumbled today following news of a buyout of the Wall Street firm Bear Stearns.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Japan's deja-vu feeling

The global economic crisis feels like deja-vu to some Japanese economists. Japan's banking industry weathered a number of economic storms in the 1990's. Host Lisa Mullins speaks with Jesper Koll who runs an investment firm in Japan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer and Global Hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Two of Zimbabwe's leading protest poets, Comrade Fatso and Outspoken, grew up on the streets of Harare. They speak with anchor Marco Werman about their hip-hop street poetry.