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Culture

DJ Edu searches for Africa's best nightclub

What's the best nightclub in Africa? Not even DJ Edu, who scoured night spots across the continent, can say for sure. But even if he can't pick a winner, he says he saw signs of Africa's economic progress in many places he visited.

Conflict

Hopes rise for a nuclear deal with Iran

The buzz from Geneva is that international talks there on Iran’s nuclear ambitions are approaching a deal. The deal could limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities for a decade or more, in exchange for an easing of sanctions.

Economics

In China, imported fruit is the must-have luxury item for the new year

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Chinese New Year begins next week and all across China people are getting ready. It’s a time for visiting friends and relatives. Throughout the country, people stock up on fruit to eat at home with family and to give as gifts. These days, Chinese shoppers are opening up their wallets for a particular luxury item — imported fruit.

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Business, Economics and Jobs

Penny troubles

Faith and news analyst Johnathan McClain discuss whether or not there is a future for the penny, given that the cost of making one is greater than the coin's actual value.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Kevin Phillips

Author Kevin Phillips talks about his new book, "Bad Money," in which he explains why he thinks the explosive growth of America's Wild West financial markets is to blame for the ongoing economic swoon.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Kevin Phillips

Author Kevin Phillips talks about his new book, "Bad Money," in which he explains why he thinks the explosive growth of America's Wild West financial markets is to blame for the ongoing economic swoon.

Environment

World's cheapest car, The

Host Steve Curwood talks with Sunita Narain, director of the Center for Science and the Environment in Delhi, about what the Nano Car could mean for the developing world and how India should handle its transportation issues.

Environment

Economy of green

Creating green jobs in the next decade will spur the American economy towards future growth. That's according to Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, a 2001 Nobel Prize winner and economics professor at Columbia University, who talked with host Steve Curwood.

Environment

Carbon cowboys

Living on Earth's Ashley Ahearn heads out to the Montana range to take a look at how ranchers are using their land to absorb the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, and make some money on the carbon offset market in the process.