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Arts, Culture & Media

Roxana Saberi's music

Marco Werman talks with Iranian-American journalist, Roxana Saberi, about how music helped her pass the time in an Iranian prison. Saberi has a new book out called 'Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran.' From PRI's The World.

Arts, Culture & Media

Cartooning for Peace

Political cartoonists who comment on the Arab-Israeli conflict have a lot of material to work with. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with two. Khalil Abu Arafeh is a Palestinian editorial cartoonist and Uri Fink is an Israeli political cartoonist.

Politics

Lack of reading in the Arab world

A recent UN report suggests that less than 2% of the population in the Arab world reads even one book a year and that one-third of Arabs are illiterate. The BBC's Lina Sinjab reports from Damascus on what some Arabs see as a 'reading crisis.'