The World's Alex Gallafent reports on Al Jazeera's impact on events in Libya. The TV network's Arabic language news coverage is watched via satellite by many Libyans hungry for something other than the official coverage on Libya's state-run broadcasters.
He was best known for writing lyrics for this tune. It's the national anthem of Russia. It was also the anthem of the old Soviet Union. Mikhalkov wrote different lyrics for each. The World's Alex Gallafent has more.
Ute Lemper is perhaps most famous for interpreting the music of Kurt Weill. Now Lemper's drawing on the sounds of Weimar Germany to portray the bitter, lonely Los Angeles of American poet Charles Bukowski. From PRI's The World.
The US State Department has been sending musicians overseas for years. The World's Alex Gallafent meets a pair of American jazz musicians, Keri Chryst and Jeff Hoffman, as they deliver a workshop to a group of young vocalists in Swaziland.
At the Olympic Games of 1908, held in London, the 400 meters final was contested by only one man. The World's Alex Gallafent explains why. Plus Plus a touch of sporting poetry for the weekend in celebration of amateur athletes everywhere.