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Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman explains how an international dance sound from Angola ended up in Portugal and took Europe by storm. The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Luanda, the capital of Angola.

Global Politics

The poet of Baghdad

Nabeel Yasin is a highly-acclaimed Iraqi poet who was blacklisted in his country for refusing to write poems glorifying Saddam Hussein's regime. Now he's back in his homeland where he's running for prime minister. Jeb Sharp talks with Yasin.

Conflict & Justice

Togo tragedy sparks security concerns

The World's William Troop reports that South African officials are fending off questions about security at next summer's soccer World Cup. Concerns have been raised following a machine gun attack on Togo's national soccer team at a tournament in Angola.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer interview

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the name of an area described as the ?land of flowers? on a Chinese map from 1602. The answer is Florida. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian at the Library of Congress.

Arts, Culture & Media

Nguyen Le

Our Global Hit today references another cultural icon from China. It's from around the same time period as the Ricci map; an epic novel, Journey to the West. The World's Marco Werman met a musician who found inspiration in that epic volume.

Conflict & Justice

Gitmo debrief

Shortly after taking office, President Obama issued an executive order to shut down the military detention facility at Guantanamo within a year. The White House acknowledged it won't make that deadline. The World's Katy Clark gives Jeb Sharp a debrief.

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