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The evacuation of thousands of civilians and rebel fighters from eastern Aleppo began Thursday. Host Marco Werman speaks with a former resident of Aleppo, now in the US, about what it's like to hear news from her city. Plus, how the southern African country of Namibia is coping with a severe drought. And, why a French case involving the mating habits of frogs could wind up before France's Supreme Court.
Does the slaughter in Aleppo constitute a war crime, or even genocide? Russian media portrays what's happening in the Syrian city as a "liberation." Plus, a farmer in Iowa is working with the Chinese to develop a model Midwestern farm in China.
It looks like the end for Syrian rebels in eastern Aleppo, with word of a ceasefire and impending evacuation of citizens and fighters. Also, we look at how oil and American foreign policy will mix in the coming Trump administration. And, is squid and chips about to become the new national dish of the UK?
A Russian cyber security expert thinks it's likely the Kremlin was behind a hack aimed at influencing the US presidential election. Also, trash pickers who make a living scavenging plastic at a huge garbage dump in Indonesia. And, why kids are buying vinyl LPs again in the UK.
Today we talk about how Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary might handle undocumented workers. Also, a new report says more than 1,000 Russian athletes were caught doping. Plus, we'll hear about a Latina rocker with Arab roots who loves to turn the amps up to 11.
Today we take stock of Donald Trump's latest cabinet picks. The president-elect plans to nominate a climate-change denier to head the EPA, and his choice to head Homeland Security holds controversial views on everything from the Guantanamo prison to women in the military. We also hear the story of Rajiv Surendra, whose quest to land the title role in the movie "Life of Pi" fell short.