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Boko Haram is the group behind the recent abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. Who's their leader? Where do they get their funding? We'll try to answer some of those questions. Also, the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba goes public. And, the story of a nanny who has been working in New York for more than a decade, while her son grows up back in her native Paraguay.
Listen to a conversation with the leader of one of the NGOs that took part in the recent #BringBackOurGirls rallies in Abuja, Nigeria. And, China's complicated relationship with Mao today - he's officially revered, but Chinese youth don't pay much attention. Plus, a hot-shot Ecuador-born mixologist in New York City who revels in creating, and naming cocktails.
We look at the challenges involved in searching for the abducted Nigerian school girls. Could all of the media publicity drive up the price of ransom? Also, Stanford University divests its coal portfolio in the name of slowing climate change. And how Balkan Beat Box's song "Hermetico" became the hook for Jason Derulo's triple platinum "Talk Dirty."
The White House has released the results of a four-year survey on the impact of climate change across the country, including extreme weather and rising seas. Climate change is a global problem, but the impact of it will be very local and will leave no one untouched. Plus, a Scottish researcher is voting "yes" for Scottish independence in the fall, but her alter-ego is a performance artist who croons songs about voting "no" on independence. Also, the global world of circus performers who routinely cross borders to train and perform.
Escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine have spread to the port city of Odessa. A former US Ambassador to Russia says from his vantage point, it looks like war. Also, the vast majority of gun owners in the US are white and male. But In Southern California, a group of Filipino-Americans have built a community around their shared love of guns. And 60-years-ago Tuesday, Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile. We explore why a barrier long since broken still has a hold on the imagination of runners around the world.
Ukraine's interim government ordered an assault on pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in Eastern Ukraine. We'll get the latest from the ground. Plus, the annual song contest Eurovision was designed to try to bring Europe together. This year, though, both Ukraine and Russia will be fighting over the call-in votes from Crimea. And we ask the co-founder of Twitter what he thinks his company's responsibilities are when it comes to overseas users and governments.