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There's a new plan to close the prison camp at Guantanamo. This morning, President Barack Obama said it's time to close the US detention facility "once and for all." He said he doesn't want to pass the problem on to the next president. We get reaction from a veteran Guantanamo reporter. Also, in the Brazilian city of Recife, a group of mothers with microcephalic babies have found support through a mobile phone app. Plus, we bring you a story about members of Iran's film community; they've just made a movie that pays tribute to classic Hollywood cinema.
Today we visit a lab full of mosquitoes. Researchers in Brazil are studying the mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus, and yes, that means plastic containers full of captured insects. Also, two young women in Tehran have started their own woodworking shop. They talk about their work, their friendship, and their failed attempt to move to the US. Plus, we hear a different sort of story from Iran: One woman's personal experience trying to avoid the "morality police," the units responsible for cracking down on behavior that's deemed immoral or inappropriate by Iran's Islamic authorities.
January 2016 was the hottest January on record, but what do those high temperatures mean for the Arctic? We'll help you understand. Also, Marco Werman gets a violin lesson from some Iranian musicians — and almost manages to keep up with them. Almost. Plus, remember the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, two years ago? The event is over, but one thing is still going on: An effort to rescue the city's stray dogs.
Host Marco Werman and producer Matthew Bell continue to share the stories they gathered on their week-long reporting trip to Tehran. While they were there, they attended a political rally organized by reformists, some of whom are disqualified from running in elections later this month. Still, the reformist camp is hoping to energize voters and win seats in parliament. Plus, we bring you the story of a man called Fish. He's a Somali who has lived almost his whole life in the world's largest refugee camp — in Kenya. Fernando Romero joins us, as well. He's with the Nevada non-partisan group Hispanics in Politics, the state's oldest political organization for Hispanics. He handicaps the upcoming Nevada caucuses.
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.