Global Politics

Remembering the Man They Called 'King Ralph'

Former Canadian politician Ralph Klein has died at the age of 70. Klein was Premier of the province of Alberta for 14 years. He was a strong advocate for Alberta's oil sands. The World's Andrea Crossan remembers one of Canada's most colorful politicians.

Development & Education

What Going Viral Means

Computer viruses emerged in the 1980s. But in the internet era, we decided not to beat viruses, but to join them. "Going viral" became the goal of any piece of content, from a movie to a Facebook post.

Conflict & Justice

The Fight for Gay Rights in Poland

Former Polish president Lech Walesa, set off a storm last week saying gays didn't belong in parliament. On Tuesday, Poland's only openly gay Member of Parliament and a transgender colleague occupied the front benches of the Polish parliament in protest.


Arts, Culture & Media

Bathed In Glory

Every Thursday, we present you with three nominees in the running to be BATHED in GLORY. Exercise your rights as a Fair Game listener by choosing one; we'll declare the winner on Friday's show.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Dili - the capital of East Timor. It's where martial arts film star and UNICEF goodwill ambassador Jackie Chan visited today to promote peace. The BBC's Lucy Williamson reports from Dili.

Conflict & Justice

Betancourt in the spotlight

Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt is in France, where she is the focus of much media attention; Lisa Mullins talks with Time Magazine's Paris correspondent Vivienne Walt about the French reaction to Betancourt's rescue and return.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the glamorous French Riviera resort city of Saint Tropez. Host Marco Werman speaks with Johanna Laurent of the Association Against Helicopter Noise, a group actively campaigning to limit the number of helicopters carrying celebrities to and from Saint Tropez.

Lifestyle & Belief

Former rocker nabbed as sex offender

Paul Gadd, formerly known as the 1970's British glam rocker Gary Glitter, flew home to Britain today after spending three years in jail in Vietnam for sex offenses...and after getting kicked out of three other countries. Anchor Lisa Mullins has details.