Panama

Arts, Culture & Media

Captain Morgan's cannons

A river runs through the Geo Quiz: The Central American river on our radar today has been a busy waterway for the past five centuries. Pirates and traders famously plied these waters including the famed Captain Henry Morgan.

Global Politics

Busy waterway

We're looking for one of the world's busiest shipping corridors for the Geo Quiz. The canal we're looking for is in the Western hemisphere.

Arts, Culture & Media

Panama! 3

We're going to hear a little music from Panama for today's Global Hit. It's from a CD is called Panama 3. It's part of a three CD collection of historic music from Panama released by Sound Way records. We hear from music critic Tom Schnabel.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer postcard

For today's Geo Quiz, we asked what direction you're traveling in if you're crossing the Panama by train from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The answer is northwest. Reporter Murray Carpenter recently took the train ride and sent us an audio postcard.

Arts, Culture & Media

Jaguar corridors in Panama

Julia Kumari Drapkin reports from Panama on efforts to protect jaguars, the biggest cats in the all of the Americas. She profiles one group's work to find the corridors that jaguars use to move between protected areas.

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Global Scan

If you want to climb Everest, you're going to have to help clean it up

if you've ever thought about climbing Mount Everest, you better pack an extra trash bag. A new rule requires all climbers to bring down eight kilograms of garbage over and above their own trash. Odds are they won't be bringing down banana peals, at least if you believe new research that bananas could be under threat. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Please note, you have not 'conquered' Everest — if you used a helicopter to do it

Expeditions to climb Mount Everest were put on hold this year, after an accident killed 16 Sherpas. But a Chinese woman reached the summit, and officials suspect she may have inappropriately used a helicopter. Meanwhile, in China, officials are using public trials to send a message to Uighur separatists, and Norway's touted prostitution reform is under attack. All that in today's Global Scan.