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Obama steps up support for NASA

President Obama is asking for a 60 percent increase in funding for NASA's earth sciences budget in the next five years. Much of that will go toward research on climate change. The World's Environment editor Peter Thomson speaks with anchor Marco Werman.


Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Nigeria, where acting president Goodluck Jonathan has lived up to his name. Anchor Marco Werman explains.

Arts, Culture & Media

Roxana Saberi's music

Marco Werman talks with Iranian-American journalist, Roxana Saberi, about how music helped her pass the time in an Iranian prison. Saberi has a new book out called 'Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran.' From PRI's The World.


Rescue efforts continue after China quake

Aid is starting to reach people in a remote corner of northwest China near Tibet. The death toll from yesterday's earthquake there has risen to more than 750. Marco Werman gets a firsthand account from an American man living in the hard hit town of Jiegu.


L'Aquila ? one year after the quake

A little more than a year has passed since an earthquake struck central Italy. Tens of thousands of homes were destroyed. And a year later the reconstruction still has not begun. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from L'Aquila.