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If you think the so-called "War On Christmas" is a new thing, think again. We go back to Puritan New England, where holiday fun was punishable by fines or even jail time. Also, we explore efforts to stem Islamic radicalization, both in Europe and the United States. Plus, we have a conversation on race in the United States with two Americans who normally report from Africa. This past summer, they took a trip together through the American South, to explore race relations and Southern pride.
Is it a holiday story too good to be true? A bus full of passengers in Kenya was attacked by Islamic militants, leaving two dead, but witnesses claim that many more would have died if it weren't for the fact that Muslim passengers helped to shield Christians on the bus. We touch base with our BBC partners in Kenya to get more on the story. Plus, we hear about a woman who left Bhutan at the age of 5 who now works as a psychologist helping refugees resettle in the United States. Also, host Marco Werman brings us one of his favorite music picks from 2015.
Corruption comes in many sizes, and it's clear that at FIFA, soccer's governing world body, corruption has severely tarnished the sport's image. Plus, we discuss the budding "bromance" between Russian President Vladimir Putin and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The two men have been exchanging quite a few pleasantries of late. Also, the preferred English accent in South Korea happens to be "American," and we'll hear about how Houston, Texas, hopes to woo Chinese tourists — lots of Chinese tourists.
Marco Werman has one more day on assignment in Kenya, and today he meets some of the very few women who serve as safari tour guides in Kenya. We also hear from one of the country's few female stand-up comedians, and we say goodbye with a Swahili version of Adele's hit "Hello." Meanwhile, in Germany, The World's Matthew Bell looks at whether or not police there are prepared for a Paris-style attack. Plus we'll have the story of a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. It stretches across continents — courtesy of a scrap of paper that nearly ended up in the trash.
Million of Syrians have faced this decision since their country's civil war began: to stay and risk being killed in the war, or go and risk everything to try and start a new life elsewhere. Today, we hear about one Syrian family now trying to start over in Germany, and a Syrian man determined to keep his family in war-torn Aleppo. Also, Marco Werman continues our series on women in Kenya who run their own businesses. Today, Marco has the story of a woman who teaches power yoga classes in Nairobi, both to the city's elites and to some of the city's poorest residents. Plus, we hear what it took for an observant Sikh man to serve in the US Army — once he convinced his superiors to allow his untrimmed hair and beard.
The GOP candidates only used the word "fear" once in their debate last night, and yet the feeling that America is under serious threat right now seemed palpable. We get an Afghan viewpoint on the current political climate in the United States from an Afghan TV personality who's currently studying here in the US. Also, Marco Werman and our team are still in Kenya, bringing us stories about women whose business is their own. Today, we hear about a group of Maasai women who are growing aloe for use in LUSH cosmetics. Plus, the striking similarities between Star Wars and a French graphic novel from the 1970s.