Host Marco Werman speaks with Jeff Kingston of Temple University Japan about the status of the cleanup, what's at stake for the government, and the government's delicate relationship with TEPCO, the company that owns the plant.
A recent study found high levels of multiple-antibiotic-resistant bacteria on Chinese pig farms. It's setting off new alarm bells about the heavy use of antibiotics in livestock. There's a high likelihood the bacteria could jump from pigs to humans.
Ecuador has pulled the plug on a groundbreaking plan to have outside donors pay to protect an oil-rich swath of the Amazon. The plan failed to draw anywhere near the financial support the country had hoped.
The arrest of Egyptian satirist Bassem Yousef over the weekend made us ask how freedom of expression has evolved in the nations affected by the Arab Spring. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with middle east expert, Michael Wahid Hanna at the Century Foundation.
The southern Pacific is home to someof the last healthy tuna populations, but they're coming under intense pressure from international fishing fleets. Shannon Service reports from Palau on the tiny country's efforts to protect its tuna populations from overfishing.
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