Doctors inspecting detention centers found problems with recruiting and retaining qualified pediatricians and mental health care providers, and a lack of access to emergency and specialty care, given the remote locations of most of the facilities.
Students at the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas, are getting up extra early to make it to class on time — because about 70 percent of the student body lives in Mexico and crosses the US-Mexico border every day.
Anchor Marco Werman tells us about a band named "Nation Beat" that was part of this year's Farm Aid line-up. The band brings Brazilian influences to play in what is usually an all-American event head-lined by Willie Nelson.
For today's Geo Quiz we asked which one of the following ISN'T an actual town in the United States. Arabia, Nebraska -- Bagdad, California -- Cairo, Illinois -- Mecca, Indiana -- Palestine, Texas. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jonathan Curiel about discovering traces of Arab and Islamic culture in unexpected places here in the US.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the independent state of Monaco. The Mediterranean city state's ruler Prince Albert II announced he's scrapping a multi-billion dollar plan to expand into the sea because of the global economic downturn. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from the Globe and Mail's European business reporter Eric Reguly.
The Office of the Historian at the State Department is tasked with writing the official history of U.S. foreign policy. By law it must create a "thorough, reliable and accurate" record of U.S. foreign policy. The tradition dates back to 1861.
Amazon rainforest activist Chico Mendes was murdered 20 years ago today. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC environmental correspondent Tim Hirsch about Mendes' legacy and the ongoing struggles in Brazil to slow deforestation.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. The BBC Caribbean Service's Mike Jarvis is covering today's national elections there - where a case of financial fraud is weighing on voters minds.
The group Afterhours is one of Italy's top alternative rock bands. Anchor Marco Werman spoke to the band's leader at the South by Southwest music festival last week. They discuss the underground music scene in Italy and how Afterhours has earned praise from music critics.