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The intersection of environment and politics is our starting point. This week's announcement of President Obama's Clean Power Plan calls for big reductions in emissions from US power plants, while in China the government may have an easier time at shifting to clean energy. Plus, we hear more about the murder of a Bangladeshi blogger — the fourth since February. And we close the week with a Brazilian jazz big band that's touring the US for the first time.
In this fourth and final podcast marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, A-bomb survivors are helping people who lived in Fukushima's nuclear danger zone to deal with fear, radiation and discrimination.
More than a year after President Obama announced a program that trains thousands of rebel troops to fight ISIS in Syria, we find out that very few have been trained. Also, in part four of our series "Hiroshima Generations," we hear how Hiroshima survivors have been trying to help those who are still struggling in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Plus, on the day that Jon Stewart signs off as host of the Daily Show, we speak with comedian Lalo Alcaraz who considers himself a fan of Stewart, particularly because of his commentaries on immigration over the years.
President Obama's speech at American University is his latest attempt to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptics in Washington. The president chose American University as the venue for his speech, the same place where in 1963 President Kennedy famously sold his idea of talking to the Soviets about nuclear disarmament. Also, we hear why the chant "Death to America" remains a fixture of life for many Iranians. Plus, only 40 people got to see the Master Musicians of Joujouka when they performed at a festival in the Rif Mountains of Morocco. We'll speak to someone who went.
In the third of four special podcasts marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, we travel with Aya Kano, the granddaughter of a survivor, to the island of Ninoshima. Casualties from the blast were evacuated here only to die within hours or days from radiation exposure. The sight of a mass grave on the island left a lasting impression on Kano.
Cecil the Zimbabwean lion, killed by an American hunter, has become a cause celebre around the world, but the outcry for one animal is leaving many Zimbabweans puzzled, considering the many human rights abuses they say are perpetrated by the Zimbabwean government. Plus, in the second part of our weeklong series "Hiroshima: Generations," we hear the story of Sueko Hada, who was seven when the atomic bomb hit and wiped out the rest of her family. For years she was silent about her experiences, but now speaks publicly with a mission to bear witness, and hopes her granddaughter will continue this after she's gone. Also, what's in your lunch? Chances are the US military had something to do with it.