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Geo Quiz / Answer

Where in the world do we go today? The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Karakorum mountain range. Host Marco Werman gets an update on the tragic accident that took the lives of 11 climbers on the range's highest peak -- K-2. We hear from Italian mountain guide Peter Verza who's been in contact with one of climbers who survived the accident.

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.

Global Politics

U.S. image abroad

The World's Matthew Bell reports on the state of America's image abroad. The nation's reputation has taken a number of hits over the past few years. The current financial crisis on Wall Street may be yet another.

Environment

Saving the sharks

Sharks may be fearsome predators, but over fishing threatens their survival. The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin profiles an unusual pair of shark researchers. One has always wanted to protect sharks. The other used to kill them.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's geo quiz we asked whether the number of immigrants to the US is going up or down, and where most of them come from. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the answer from William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington. He says at least half of the people coming to the United States are from Latin America...and that newly released census numbers for 2007 indicate a slowdown in immigration.