PRI's The World: 04/12/2016
April 12, 2016
Today, we hear how to deal with Americans who have gone to fight with ISIS, but have come back to the US. Plus, Brazil's political soap opera continues, with President Dilma Rousseff one step closer to being thrown out of power. Also, we head north to try to find out why there's been a spate of suicide attempts among the people of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario. And then, did Led Zeppelin rip off a US rock band when they wrote Stairway to Heaven?
Stories in this Edition
Mohamad Jamal Khweis told his parents he was going on a vacation to Europe. Instead, he joined ISIS — but says he soon regretted the choice.
Is oil exporting a curse? Not necessarily, but there is something about oil that is very dangerous to a producing country's people, says an academic with a new book on the subject.
A total ban on abortion? Despite protests, Poland is moving in that direction.
"If these were non-aboriginal children, all the resources would be in their schools," First Nations representative Charlie Angus says. "When they’re aboriginal children, well, 'Hey, you can take a number and stand in line.'"
Fariba Nawa and her family fled the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan three decades ago. Now, as a reporter covering Afghan asylum-seekers in Turkey, she says the story feels very familiar.
Last year was the bloodiest in the 15-year war in Afghanistan, and there are fears this year will see a further increase in violence.
The opening chord progression in Stairway to Heaven is one of the most famous in rock music. But representatives of a 1960s US band called Spirit say that Robert Plant and Jimmy Page got the idea from them. A federal judge in Los Angeles says a jury should decide.