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First on today's show, we look into the case of Rachel Dolezal — from the South African perspective. Later, we continue our ongoing look at women's education and speak with a retired US Army major general about why she pursued a career in the military. Plus, local businesses in one Montana town are cashing in on the popularity of Yellowstone National Park with Chinese tourists.
Where should all the migrants go? That's the question the countries of the European Union struggle to answer while hundreds of migrants are currently stuck at Italian train stations. Also, with the Italian route into Europe growing increasingly dangerous, many migrants are trying to bypass the Mediterranean. Instead, they're opting to go by land across the Balkans. Plus, we launch Teach Her (#TeachHer on Twitter). It's our week-long series looking at the education of girls and women.
We start our show today with a look at how two Islamic militant groups are competing more than cooperating — and how the rise of ISIS has overwhelmed al-Qaeda. Also, we get a rare glimpse inside life in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Plus, we bring you the story of a man on a mission in Shanghai. He gathers data on the city's soup dumplings in an effort to scientifically determine which ones are the best.
In Ghana's capital, Accra, tens of thousands of girls are the breadwinners for their families. They work as porters, carrying everything from groceries to lumber through the city's bustling markets. We profile some of these young women as part of our ongoing project, Across Women's Lives. Plus, we hear about women in the Pakistani armed forces. We'll also look back at the life and work of British actor Christopher Lee, the man who scared generations of children as Dracula and other baddies.
Nobel prize winners are smart, right? Well, except when they say silly things. British scientist Tim Hunt found that out in South Korea when he commented about "girls working in laboratories." Also, as the US and Cuba move toward normalizing relations, we hear from a Cuban blogger about what's changed and what hasn't. Plus, Belgium has just released a 2.50 euro coin that's causing a dust-up with the French.
Today we get a rare glimpse into life under ISIS control in Mosul, Iraq. Plus, some women in China are learning English to help them shop for products online. We also dig into the weird and wonderful document known as the Magna Carta — that forerunner to the US Constitution that turns 800 this year.