Geoff Dyer: "The Contest Of The Century"

Geoff Dyer: "The Contest Of The Century"

February 5, 2014

For years, China has been driven by one thing: growing its economy. Now the country looks to translate its economic might into global influence. In “The Contest of the Century,” journalist Geoff Dyer describes China’s push into international politics and explains why the United States is in a strong position to come out on top.

Environmental Outlook: Controversy Over Dolphin Hunting In Japan

February 4, 2014

U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy recently made news when she called dolphin hunting in Japan “inhumane.” The Japanese government says it’s part of the nation’s tradition. For this month's Environmental Outlook: controversy over killing dolphins in Japan.

Roddy Doyle: "The Guts"

Roddy Doyle: "The Guts"

February 3, 2014

Irish author Roddy Doyle's first novel "The Commitments" was about lower class Dublin. Now, 27 years later, he's back with a follow up to the best-seller. Roddy Doyle on returning to his earliest work.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 31, 2014

Ukraine's prime minister and cabinet both amid continued unrest. The trial of former President Mohamed Morsi begins in Egypt. And Syria talks wind down in Switzerland.

Angelique Kidjo: "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music"

January 28, 2014

Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning musician and UNICEF ambassador. The singer-songwriter on celebrating her African roots in word and song.

The Dangers Of Shipping Crude Oil By Rail And Calls For New Safety Rules

January 27, 2014

Shipping crude oil by rail increased sharply in the past decade and the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended stricter safeguards. What new safety rules could mean for industry, population centers and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 24, 2014

Syrian peace talks open in Switzerland with harsh exchanges from both sides. Political unrest in Ukraine turns deadly as authorities limit protests. And 13 men are arrested for a gang rape in Bengal, India.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 17, 2014

A Senate panel concludes the attack in Benghazi was preventable. Early vote tallies show Egyptians approve a new constitution. And the White House urges lawmakers to abandon a push for new sanctions on Iran. A panel of journalists join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Clive Hamilton: "Earthmasters"

January 15, 2014

In the face of global climate change, some scientists are turning to new technologies that can manipulate the Earth’s weather patterns. An Australian expert on climate change explores this growing field called geoengineering and what it means for human beings to be in control of the planet’s atmosphere.

Friday News Roundup - International

January 10, 2014

Al-Qaida takes control of two cities in Iraq. The first shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria. And former NBA players make a controversial trip to North Korea. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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