Tunisia

Global Scan

Who leads the world in small-scale solar power? Try Bangladesh

Sometimes being behind is a plus. With an unreliable electric grid, many in Bangladesh have gone solar, making the country a worldwide leader. Meanwhile, in Tunisia, doctors are offering to help women become "virgins" again, and Colorado grapples with just how public its newly-legal marijuana should be. That and more in today's Global Scan.

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Less than free and fair elections

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some human rights groups are calling on countries like the United States to do more about flawed elections held around the globe.

Conflict & Justice

Tunisians push for new elections

Megan Williams reports from Tunisia where the protesters who toppled the country's president continue to protest. Their goal is to ensure that new elections are held and that all members of the former regime leave power.

Arts, Culture & Media

Anasma Vuong

Today's Global Hit features a belly dancer. Her name is Anasma Vuong. She's originally from Paris. Her father is Vietnamese and her mother from Tunisia. These days Anasma Vuong lives in New York. And she specializes in a fusion of belly dance and hip hop.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The Answer to today's Geo Quiz is Tozeur, Tunisia, the starting point for four US and Canadian students who took 8 days to run across the Northern Sahara desert. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with one of the students, Jill Gilday.

Arts, Culture & Media

Dhafer Youssef

Today's Global Hit is a music pick from Tom Schnabel of KCRW in Santa Monica, California. He tells us about a new CD from Tunisian musician Dhafer Youssef.