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Geo Answer and Global Hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Indian city of Chennai, where thousands of concerts and dance performances are going on now as part of the city's two-month-long "Music Season." Anchor Lisa Mullins tells us more.

Bush trip round-up

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Michael Abramowitz, who is traveling with President Bush on his tour of the Middle East; today, the tour featured a stop in Saudi Arabia, where President Bush met with King Abdullah.

Bush strategy on Iran

The World's Jeb Sharp reports on President Bush's remarks on Iran; the president recently accused Iran of threatening the security of nations everywhere, and on his current trip

Growing up on a kibbutz

Matt Gutman reports on Israel's kibbutz movement; the communal settlements were aimed at creating a newer, better human, but critics say the experience took an emotional toll on people who were raised in communal fashion in a kibbutz.

Europe's car emissions debate

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that European leaders are proposing tough new pollution standards for cars, but the European Union proposal faces a tough fight because European car makers say the plan would jeopardize their business.

Kenya bloggers monitor unrest

Post-election unrest in Kenya has been widespread and hard to monitor in real time, but some concerned bloggers are trying to help, and they've set up a website where Kenyans can report on what they see in their own communities

Police corruption in South Africa

Rhoda Metcalfe reports that South Africa's president has suspended the national police chief amid corruption charges, and critics say the move was long overdue.

The World Episode 257 - Segment 1

PRI's "The World" is a one-hour, weekday radio news magazine offering a mix of news, features, interviews, and music from around the globe. Hosted by Lisa Mullins in Boston, it is the first global radio news program developed specifically for an American audience.

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