A day after elections in Myanmar, there are calls for the lifting of international sanctions against the government. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Priscilla Clapp, about the best way forward. Clapp was chief of the US mission in Burma from 1999 to 2002.
Myanmar (Burma) is changing fast and that includes new opportunities for entrepreneurs. The World's Mary Kay Magistad met up with a Burmese-American and his Burmese partner who are trying to get an import business off the ground there.
Aung Zaw, a veteran of the 1988 protests in Myanmar, says Hillary Clinton's visit is welcome but that the civilian government has to take certain concrete steps like releasing the remaining political prisoners before it can say it is serious about reform.
Pop music is alive and well in Burma. Ethnomusicologist Heather MacLachlan spent a couple of years studying and speaking to many of the people working the Burmese music industry. She speaks to host Lisa Mullins.
Myanmar (Burma) has released the most prominent political dissidents of the country from jail. One of the dissidents released is Mya Aye who had been serving a 65-year jail sentence for speaking out against the Burmese government.