North America

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

Birding gets a digital upgrade

Starting in 1882, the U.S. Bird Migration Program collected two-by-five notecards from bird watchers around North America. Today, these cards are being digitized. Guest: Jessica Zelt, North American Bird Phenology Program.

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.

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.

The Sea Superhighway

In the Atlantic Ocean, a powerful river known as the Gulf Stream flows with a rich history and an ecosystem all its own.

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.

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