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It's not just a soap opera, it's a 'radio movie'

Soaps aren't anything new in most parts of the world, but a long-running Nigerian radio show called "Story, Story" uses the techniques of film to create an immersive, realistic radio drama. The popular show also helps spread public service messages to a wide audience.

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Health & Medicine

Where did the H1N1 flu start?

A new study out of Imperial College London says the swine flu or H1N1 virus originating in the village of La Gloria in the Mexican state of Vera Cruz. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the lead author of the study, Dr. Christopher Fraser.

Health & Medicine

Mr Happy - Geo Answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Matthieu Ricard, a French molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist monk...and possibly "the happiest man in the world." Neuroscientists at the University of Wisconsin say Mr. Ricard had the most impressive emotional balance ever recorded on a brain scan. And the answer to today's Geo Quiz is happy as well...that's the town of Happy, Texas.

Arts, Culture & Media

Going vegetarian in Ghent

The city council of Ghent in Belgium has declared every Thursday to be a "veggie day." Starting today, every restaurant in the Belgian city has to offer customers at least one vegetarian dish on Thursdays. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Koen Lefever, the chef at one of Ghent's top restaurants.

Conflict & Justice

What's a pandemic

The World's Katy Clark reports on confusion surrounding what exactly constitutes a pandemic. The debate is sparked by the spread of the swine flu in Australia. The World Health Organization has stopped short of declaring a pandemic.

Conflict & Justice

Swine flu hits high up in Canada

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with CBC reporter Patricia Bell about an outbreak of swine flu that's hit the Inuit population in the Canadian territory Nunavut. Bell herself is a suspected flu case and is under quarantine in Nunavut's territorial capital

Health & Medicine

Swine flu update

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the CBC's Patricia Bell for an update on the outbreak of swine flu that's hit the Inuit population of northern Canada...as well as an update on her own health.