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Geo Quiz and Answer

We're looking for a part of the North American continental shelf that sits under water, just off the coast of Newfoundland.The answer is the Grand Banks. Marine archaeologist Dwight Coleman tells anchor Marco Werman about an ongoing project to explore the shipwrecks and underwater landscape of the Grand Banks.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman profiles the singer Elisa. She's a pop sensation in her native Italy since 2001. Now she's hoping to make it in North America. Elisa kicks off a 17-date tour of Canada and the US next week.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Russia's new hockey league

The World's Laura Lynch reports that Russia's creating a new professional hockey league to rival the American NHL. It's an attempt to keep Russia's hockey talent at home, and persuade some of the game's stars to leave North America.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins reveals the answer to our Geo Quiz today. We wanted the name of the continent that extends into all 4 hemispheres of Earth -- north, south, east and west. The answer is Africa, which has portions both north and south of the equator, and portions both east and west of the prime meridian.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Toronto. It's where a Canadian filmmaker will be launching a new film venture. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Rob Spence, who plans to have a mini-camera installed in his prosthetic eye to make film documentaries and raise awareness about public surveillance.

Environment

Geo answer

The answer to the Geo Quiz is the Yucatan Peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico. Graduate students Antonio Seliz and Jill Deppe regularly travel there to study birds and they sent us this audio-postcard.

Environment

Geo Quiz and answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're searching for a Pacific island atoll that lies just about halfway between North America and Asia. Its beaches are often littered with trash came from a floating mass of plastic trash called the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch.