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Russian prisoners are free in what a member of the band Pussy Riot describes as "a PR stunt." But how does it look from the viewpoint of Putin's supporters? Also, the father of the modern assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died. Plus, before you pour cheap rum into your holiday eggnog, we'll hear about rhum agricole, a spirit made in the French Caribbean.
Russia's highest-profile political prisoner goes free. What does this mean for other Russian dissidents? Also, why some Chinese are now apologizing for the excesses of the Cultural Revolution. Plus, an author creates a musical playlist to go with his critically-acclaimed novel.
Senegal is rolling out a national health program that uses on volunteer workers. As part of our Tracking Charity series, we look at the ethics of relying on free labor. Plus, an advocate for domestic workers weighs in on the arrest of an Indian diplomat accused of visa fraud and underpaying a maid she brought into the country. And, are all those plastic gift cards we give a burden on the environment?
Schools in Slovakia are going through their own Brown vs Board of Education moment trying to integrate Roma children into mainstream classrooms. Plus, a journey into Myanmar's thriving hip hop scene. And, the death of Ronnie Biggs, one of the men who pulled Britain's 'great train robbery.'
What would happened if Brazil granted Edward Snowden asylum? Plus, the challenges of stopping illegal shark fin harvesting in Costa Rican waters. And, a Romanian immigrant with a unique relationship to Lady Liberty.
Marking the first anniversary of a fatal gang rape that led to widespread protests at the treatment of women in India. Also, an investigation into the lives of the alleged perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings. And, we remember the late Peter O'Toole and his most memorable role as T. E. Lawrence in the film "Lawrence of Arabia."