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A pilot from US-ally Jordan is captured by ISIS. We get Jordanian reaction. How Cubans have been getting the Internet - on foot. And a new look at Dylan Thomas, with new music for his Child's Christmas in Wales.
North Korea's Internet is back up after a series of outages over the past 24 hours. No one's really sure why it went down, or who might be behind it. But exactly who is online in North Korea, and what are they seeing on a daily basis? Also, a filmmaker and Muslim convert talked about helping in the production of a PBS documentary on the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. Plus, we profile the woman known as the "grandmother of computers."
The police force in New York City is reeling after a weekend attack left two officers dead. Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot and killed in Brooklyn by a man claiming it was in retaliation for recent slayings of black men at the hands of white police. Ramos was Hispanic, while Liu was Chinese American. We'll ask whether the NYPD reflects the ethnic diversity of this global city. Plus, a virtual reality program at the University of Southern California seeks to let ordinary Americans see, and feel, what it's like to live in war-torn Syria. And, The World's favorite music tracks of 2014.
A man from the generation of Cubans who came of age during the fall of the Soviet Union — and the economic support it provided their nation — tells us how he feels about plans to normalize relations between the US and Cuba. Plus, now that Sony Pictures has pulled Seth Rogen's film, "The Interview," from release no one can see it on the big screen. But we speak to our own Nina Porzucki who caught a sneak preview before Sony pulled the plug. Plus, President Putin outlaws daylight savings in Russia, and Siberians see eternal winter.
A day after a major shift is announced in US-Cuba relations, there are still a lot of questions about what exactly is changing on a concrete level. Plus, there's a whole rogues' gallery of American fugitives who have been sheltering on the island for years. What does the thaw in relations mean for them? Also, a program at the University of Southern California uses virtual reality to let Americans feel what it's like to live in war-ravaged Syria. And, the catchy songs that ISIS uses to woo recruits.
The White House announced talks will begin soon to normalize relations between Cuba and the United States. Meanwhile, USAID contractor Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison in a swap with three Cuban prisoners in the US. And, we head back to Pakistan a day after a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar left scores of people dead, many of them children. Pakistan-based writer author Bina Shah talks to us about the politics of the attack. Plus, meet a Latvian filmmaker who is simultaneously obsessed with sex and depression.