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The White House says two aid workers — one American, one Italian — were accidentally killed in a drone strike against al-Qaeda in January. We'll hear more about the American aid worker, Warren Weinstein, from a friend and former colleague. Plus, a Syrian filmmaker tells us about his cousin, a farmer who was forced to join President Bashar al-Assad's army. We'll also visit the University of Texas, El Paso where the student body is 80 percent Latino, but its buildings are 100 percent Bhutanese.
Saudi Arabia has resumed air strikes on Yemen, just hours after saying its bombing campaign was over. We'll get the reaction from a Yemeni human rights worker who's currently stuck in London. Also, why are scientists using hockey to track climate change? Plus, Norway is getting rid of FM radio. What are they thinking? Don't touch that dial...
European nations react to migrants fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. Just this week, an estimated 800 people died when a boat they were crammed into capsized off Libya. We'll hear a first-hand account from one Eritrean man who undertook a similar, terrifying trip. Plus, in a preview of a documentary on PBS Frontline, it's an investigation into the life of an American who played a key role in planning of the deadly 2008 siege on Mumbai. Later we'll hear about the passion behind the creators of the hashtag "#100sareepact." Their commitment to wearing traditional saris twice a week has become a social media phenomenon in India.
In the two years since the Boston marathon bombings, towns and cities across the US have been reassessing what it takes to keep their citizens safe. We'll find out about security measures we see and CAN'T see. We'll also drop in on the marathon finish line to find out what spectators make of enhanced security measures. Plus, a young Pakistani man gave up his job in corporate law to dedicate his life to leading a citizen's movement against terrorism. He has received death threats from the Taliban and has to keep on the move for this own safety. He'll tell us why he's touring US colleges and universities. We'll also hear from Jason Motlagh about the tasty treats from Cuba's Coppelia ice cream shop in Havana.
We head first to the Mediterranean to get the latest on a series of incidents this week involving migrants from the Middle East and North Africa trying to reach Europe. We also go to South Africa, where migrants from other sub-Saharan African countries have faced increased violence in recent days. Plus, there's plenty of great music in the show, including Tal National, an ensemble from Niger, and we play some wake-up music for astronauts.
Today marks a self-imposed deadline for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to be Ebola-free. New cases are still cropping up, but the number of new infections has been dramatically reduced. Also, what questions did Russian President Vladimir Putin avoid answering during his marathon call-in program today? Plus, a Minnesota town called "America's Little Sweden" was recently forced to drop the umlaut from its name on the highway sign into town, but the governor ordered the umlaut be restored.