For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
After 100 years, Bhutan’s royal family has stepped aside to allow a peaceful and well-planned transition to democracy. A look at how the once isolated Himalayan nation, often romanticized as a living Shangri-la, is taking on modernity and political change.
- William Frelick refugee policy director at Human Rights Watch
- Preston Scott curator, Bhutan program of the 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
- Kinley Dorji founding editor of Bhutan's first national newspaper, "Kuensel"
- Kunzang Choden writer; became Bhutan's first female novelist with the publication of "The Circle of Karma" in 2005; her latest book is "Chilli and Cheese: Food and Society in Bhutan."
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