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Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz was inspired by the stories of Sinbad the Sailor. In ?One Thousand and One Nights,? Sinbad recounts his voyages on the high seas. The question we asked was, which sea? A conservative group in Egypt is calling for the book to be banned..

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.'