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It's a special edition of The World, coming to you not from Boston, but Austin. We're broadcasting live from member station KUT in Austin, Texas, where the annual South By Southwest festival. The World's host, Marco Werman, is there to get a handle on a new breed of global activists. They're tech-savvy and not afraid to use all manner of online tools to push for change. In our hour today, we'll hear their voices. Plus, we'll hear a story about online activist movements and how ISIS brands itself and attracts young people to its cause. And don't worry: We'll also get to hear plenty of music from artists appearing at SXSW.
We start here at home as the Boston Marathon bombing trial concludes its second week. The jury has been hearing stunning testimony over the past few days. Plus, in an exclusive interview with our partners at the BBC, the daughter of murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says Russian President Vladimir Putin is "politically" to blame for her father's killing. Also, our series about women's reproductive rights continues with a story right here in the US that's deeply affecting a small immigrant community in South Bend, Indiana.
The overnight shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, has once again put the city in the spotlight. One German journalist shares his first-hand experience of Ferguson's police force. Later, we travel to a remote village in Malawi where there isn't enough farmland to feed the booming population, o the village chief is preaching family planning as the key to his people's long term survival and prosperity. Plus, we'll hear about the spat between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government over whether or not he'll be reincarnated.
Four years after Japan's earthquake and tsunami, we meet a family still displaced by the Fukushima disaster — though they live outside the exclusion zone. Later, we'll take you to a health clinic in Manila that defied the city's ban on providing birth control. Finally, have you ever been tempted by those ads to visit Iceland? Beware. It might be more dangerous than you think.
Tehran reacts to a group of GOP senators who warned Iran that a nuclear deal with the US may not last. Plus, our week-long look at reproductive rights for women continues from the Philippines, where our reporter gets a lesson in "natural family planning," the birth control method the Catholic Church supports. Also, find out what conservation scientists are doing to stop Van Gogh paintings from changing colors.
A new law in the Philippines allows free contraception to be distributed in public clinics, despite years of fierce opposition from Catholic leaders. Plus, we mark the 20th anniversary of the UN's landmark conference on women. Also, an American photographer and a Turkish designer started building "sets" of domestic scenes on the streets of New York.