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Lokua Kanza

The subject of today's Global Hit is singer Lokua Kanza. He's from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in central Africa. Kanza has a new album out. And regular contributor Tom Schnabel says it's a winner.


Soccer loyalty in Argentina

Argentina's soccer fans are united behind the country's World Cup team, but before the players come together for the country, they play for local club teams, and THAT'S where the fiercest loyalty lies. Julia Kumari Drapkin reports from Buenos Aires.


One year after Cairo

One year ago President Obama gave a speech in Cairo that he hoped would improve ties between the US and the Muslim world. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Magdi Abdelhadi, an Arab Affairs analyst at the BBC, about how things look one year later.

Arts, Culture & Media

Silvio Rodriguez

Today we hear about Cuban musician Silvio Rodriguez. 30 years ago, reporter Betto Arcos first heard Silvio's music in his hometown of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Betto listened again to some of Silvio's classic albums and sent us this audio essay.


Taliban peace plan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Martin Patience, about Afghanistan's peace council, which today endorsed plans to seek negotiations with the Taliban.

Lifestyle & Belief

VFW looking for younger veterans

Traditional veterans organizations are struggling to attract veterans from more recent conflicts. Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan would rather spend time with their families or on social networking websites. The World's Katy Clark reports.