Gerry Hadden

Conflict & Justice

The French Immigration Debate

President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out hard against immigration to France, threatening to halve the number of non-French let in. Some critics of the French president argue that rhetoric has fueled an atmosphere where race-based killings are more likely.

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Global Politics

H1N1 flu shot ambivalence in Europe

US health authorities are encouraging Americans to get their H1N1 flu shot. Authorities in Europe are less enthusiastic. And Europeans are losing interest. Many people in Germany and Spain are reluctant to get a vaccination. Gerry Hadden reports.

Global Politics

Italy charged with bribing Taliban

The Times of London is reporting that Italy paid the Taliban not to attack Italian soldiers in Afghanistan. Italy vehemently denies the story, but the story is raising questions. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Global Politics

One Spanish town's recession

In Spain, the economic crisis is hitting small towns particularly hard. Now, basic public services such as trash pick-up are going neglected in places such as the village of Collbato, in northeast Spain. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Protest songs

Artists often play a part in the struggle against barriers. The World's Gerry Hadden has been looking into songs that symbolized the struggle against the divided Germany. He didn't find many. But the few he found mostly came from the former East Germany.

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Vado Fado

The World's Gerry Hadden checked out �open mic night� at a tourist bar in downtown Lisbon. Patrons took the stage to sing their versions of Fado.

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Icelandic Chants

Iceland is still trying to pick itself back up after its banking system collapsed two years ago. Perhaps that's one reason why ancient Icelandic chanting is gaining in popularity. Gerry Hadden listens in.

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Christian Lindberg

Christian Lindberg is a musician with both hands full. In one hand he holds a conductor's baton and in the other he plays a trombone. For today's Global Hit, The World's Gerry Hadden caught a recent performance of Lindberg's in Barcelona.

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Mc Yinka

Greeks are grappling with the aftermath of two bombings. Now a sense of malaise and uncertainty has settled over the country as it tries to climb out of debt. But The World's Gerry Hadden found one local musician who's trying lift people's spirits.