Conflict & Justice

An Eritrean refugee endured brutal torture. But he may find hope on a ranch in California

Philemon Semere has a harrowing story to tell. For seven months, the Eritrean refugee was held captive in the middle of the Sinai desert for a huge ransom. He managed to be set free last year after his family paid some of the $25,000 his captors demanded. Now, an American woman is offering him a place to stay and work — on her remote ranch in California.

Arts, Culture & Media

Asmara All Stars

The soul-funk sounds from the north African nation of Eritrea is the subject of our Global Hit today. The group is called �Asmara All Stars� and anchor Lisa Mullins tells us more.