Global Scan

Stepping out in the new year?

If being in the French Alps isn't enough of a thrill, now you can "step into the void" with only a glass floor to hold you. Indian police use bananas to recover stolen goods. And we introduce you to the Paradogs of World War II, Chess boxing, Christian Rock Pakistani-style, and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

America the powerless? This is 'no way to run a country'

Day three of the government shutdown has arrived with some in Europe blaming the Tea Party for pulling the plug on the US of A. Meanwhile, in a place where government is still running, the Germans have turned to an ex-wrestler to decommission its nuclear plants. And the Greeks' neo-Nazi party is under the microscope.


Science, Tech & Environment

Google's power plan

Google hopes to help wean the United States off oil and coal by 2030. Google's Director of the Climate Change and Energy Initiatives, Dan Reicher, explains their 'do well by doing good' creed to Living on Earth's host Bruce Gellerman.

Global Politics

Obama and Africa

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs under President Bush, about where Africa lands on the priority list for the Obama Administration.