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Today we learn some of the many ways that extremist recruiters are reaching out to Muslim Americans — and about the efforts to counter that recruitment drive. Later we'll hear how a massive new canal between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans could transform the huge lake in the middle of Nicaragua. Plus, a young woman in Britain signs up for a one-way ticket to Mars.
Today we hear more about the efforts to counter ISIS' extremist message. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin is trying — and succeeding, it seems — to outmaneuver his Western rivals in the struggle over Ukraine. Plus, Chinese shoppers are busy buying imported fruit to celebrate the lunar New Year in Shanghai.
Both sides in eastern Ukraine seem to be ignoring their ceasefire deal. Plus, we'll hear why the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is barring Iranian students from some of its graduate programs. Then, regular contributor Deepak Singh remembers learning all about America while working at RadioShack.
Outrage and protests in Turkey abound after the brutal murder of a young woman who fought off a sexual assault. Also, we'll hear about an effort in Germany to turn young Muslims away from extremism. Plus: a trip to the origins of Spanglish.
One of the North Carolina students murdered this week had planned on becoming a dentist and helping Syrian refugees. His death has spurred an outpouring of support for the dental project. Then, what does it mean to be Ukrainian these days? Also, we'll tell you about a TV cop show about the Muslim American cop in San Francisco.
There's skepticism that a ceasefire agreed in eastern Ukraine will actually hold. Also, Venezuela has the world's cheapest gasoline, though maybe not for much longer. Finally, an American TV star in Russia decides to go public with the fact that he's gay.