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Before you travel abroad, do you ever check out the State Department's website listing the countries considered dangerous? A State Department official tells us how those determinations are made. And, an update on a country that's currently on the State Department list of dangerous spots - Ukraine. Fighting between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian military continue in the eastern part of the country. Plus, the musical stylings of a Jamaican blues man named Brushy One-String. Guess how many strings he has on his guitar? Go on, guess.
How France helped the American revolution succeed. And, the initial experiences of immigrants arriving in the US. Plus, what Hurricane Arthur looks like from space.
Locals in southern California protest the arrival of migrants who've crossed the border from Mexico and are being bused to California for immigration processing. And, in Colombia towns have gone dry in an effort to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities associated with World Cup festivities. Plus, a native Spanish speaker tells us the challenges of doing play by play announcing in English.
International security through the eyes of millennials in the Middle East. A new book examines the hopes and frustrations of the youth activists of the so-called Arab Spring. Also on Wednesday, how microbes might help us feed the planet. And, a cookbook author tells us about the special flavor and uses of tamarind, a staple of Syrian Jewish cuisine still enjoyed in the diaspora.
Journalist Mark Hertsgaard has been parsing President Obama's big moves on climate policy recently, but he says it's a small statement the president made in a TV show this spring that could make the biggest difference. Plus, Nobel laureate Jody Williams joins us to discuss new progress on banning landmines around the world. And we meet a professional comedian who has just completed his term as Mayor of Reykjavik or as Lady Gaga calls him - the Mayor of Iceland.
Israel security forces say they've found the bodies of three teenagers who went missing two weeks ago in the West Bank. Plus the British government makes a fresh bid to get haggis, the Scottish dish made of sheep innards, into the US market. Would you eat haggis? And Washington DC's multi-national taxi drivers form an unlikely union.