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Global Politics

Former US diplomat attests to racial discrimination in diplomatic corps

Tianna Spears says she faced racial discrimination as a US consular officer abroad. "America loses, first of all, when we're not an inclusive society and when we're not welcoming to others," she told The World. "But secondly, when we're overseas at our embassies and consulates abroad, we have a great opportunity to advance diplomacy and show what America truly represents."

Environment

EPA approves field trials of genetically modified mosquito

Biotech company Oxitec is developing genetically modified mosquitoes in hopes of reducing local populations of mosquitoes that carry dengue fever, yellow fever, and the Zika virus. Now the Environmental Protection Agency has given Oxitec the go-ahead to test the effectiveness of these mosquitoes in parts of Florida and Texas.

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Fair Game - Episode 20071031 - Segment 2

Dev Hynes, previously of the London-based band Test Icicles, performs live in the Fair Game studios, and talks about his new project, Lightspeed Champion.

Conflict & Justice

Texas border

Faith talks to University of Texas at Brownsville student Ryan Tauber about the Department of Homeland Security's proposal to build a fence along the U.S. - Mexico border that would bisect his college campus.

Global Politics

Texas Chicken Bingo

News analyst Jessica Vitkus examines the tight Texas Democratic primary contest and the unique "Chicken Bingo" game that some Texans are using to predict the winner.

Global Politics

Chicken bingo revisited

Faith talks with Ginny of Austin's Longhorn Saloon about the game called ?Chicken Bingo? that patrons used to predict the winner of the Texas primary.

Arts, Culture & Media

Gay-Bi-Gay-Gay

Faith talks to Silky Shoemaker about the South By Southwest spin-off festival she co-founded in Austin, Texas, known as GayBiGayGay.