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It's a beautiful show about the Beautiful Game. Today's episode is all about soccer in advance of this week's start of the World Cup in Brazil. We'll look at the state of affairs in Brazil. Will the country be ready? And we head to Canada, where a Muslim woman is finally able to play soccer while also wearing her head cover. And we check in with three Englishmen who walked 1966 kilometers to the World Cup. Spoiler: They added a dog along the way.
It's D-Day, the 70th anniversary of allied landings in northern France, the beginning of the end of Nazi-occupied Europe. We'll take a look at the deception that made the invasion a success, and we'll introduce you to a Massachusetts D-Day veteran who brings history to life for school children. Plus we go to India, where another gang rape and murder has elicited a more muted response. And a touching moment from our host, Marco Werman.
It's been 70 years since Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. We revisit the Soviet role in World War II and ask how D-Day is remembered in Moscow, if at all. Also, anti-fracking protesters in the UK have carried out a political stunt outside the prime minister's country house - turning up in hard hats and sealing off the house with security fencing. Plus, Americans make the daily commute from Mexico to the US.
It's been 25 years since the massacre in Tiananmen Square. We hear from a student protester and from a young Chinese woman who doesn't remember it. Also, we look back at the history of POWs and prisoner exchanges. And we take a ahead to the upcoming selection of Israel's next president. It's a largely ceremonial post, but the competition's fierce.
The release of US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners has generated a lot of conversation. It got us wondering what's going on at Guantanamo Bay these days. Also, the Syrian elections are happening on Tuesday. Many in the anti-Assad camp see the elections as a complete farce. And, the joys and pitfalls of communal toilets.
President Obama announces new rules regarding carbon emissions. We'll compare and contrast what the two biggest emitters -- China and the US -- are doing to tackle the issue. Plus, how some in China are going do-it-yourself when it comes to battling pollution; they're making their own air filters. And, email proof that Qatar bought its way to hosting the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament.