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Today's "Tehran Stories" include a profile of an Iranian start-up that's caught the eye of Groupon in Silicon Valley. We also introduce you to an Iranian band whose lively electric style of music was banned by Iranian religious authorities — but has since won them over. Also, do you know how many hats and gloves are left on London's Underground train system every year? The World's Leo Hornak pays them a visit to find out.
Host Marco Werman is just back from a reporting trip to Iran's capital, Tehran, and he shares his first impressions. Also, we check in with our reporting team in Brazil, and the latest on the efforts to slow the spread of the Zika virus. Plus, we hear from the vinyl collector who runs the Beirut Groove Collective.
Many Mexicans are happy to welcome Pope Francis on his travels around the country, but his visit is causing major airport travel and traffic headaches — and a lot of grumbling in and around Mexico City. We also hear the story of how one young Nigerian girl got recruited by the militant group Boko Haram. Plus, we'll bring you the Arab world's reaction to the United Arab Emirates' announcement that it has appointed a Minister for Happiness.
A deal brokered by the US and Russia calls for humanitarian aid and a ceasefire in Syria, but will it actually work? We hear from a member of the Syrian opposition who lives here in the US; he's skeptical and says the agreement is nothing to celebrate. Then, we head to the slopes in Iran. Our own Marco Werman speaks with Iranians who can enjoy the luxury of skiing for fun. Plus, we get an overview of the Pope's week-long visit to our southern neighbor.
Iran celebrates the 37th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution today and Marco Werman is currently on assignment in Tehran to watch. He talked to young Iranians there about what the anniversary means to them. Then, we get the reverse view of the anniversary, from an Iranian exile in California. Also, we hear about some Brazilian public schools that are trying to improve students' diets by helping them grow their own vegetables.
Today we explore what the victories of presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in New Hampshire Tuesday mean for America's relationships around the globe. Democratic contender Sanders gives high marks to Sweden's "democratic socialism," but could that really work here in the US? Plus, we speak with a Liberian author who writes children's books on the realities of war and corruption in her country.