Bob Ferrante

Recent Stories


Canada's wartime homes go green

A million cookie-cutter houses built in the 1940s in Canada may have a future as energy-independent homes. If a million such homes were retrofitted, the energy savings could be substantial. The World brings us more on Canada's green housing experiment.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Cologne. Ultimate fighting is coming to Germany. But not without a fight. Officials in Cologne are trying to impose a ban on anyone under 18 attending the upcoming ultimate fight championship. They says the sport glorifies violence.

Conflict & Justice

Liberian activists honored

Today, the John F. Kennedy Library bestows one of its Profiles in Courage awards to a group of women from Liberia. The women say what they did wasn't a matter of courage-- it was a matter of survival.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

You hear all kinds of musical fusion these days. But here's one you'd never expect. It's music by a quartet called the Stockholm Lisboa Project. Liana fronts the group and they perform Portuguese Fado with Swedish polska.