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Today we take a look at how Nancy Reagan got along with Raisa Gorbachev. Nancy Reagan's death over the weekend has many in Russia remembering the chilly relationships between the 'two alpha women' married then to the two most powerful leaders in the world. We also hear about a push to help refugees in Belgium through continuing education, and a bit of environmental good news: a rebound in the number of monarch butterflies wintering in central Mexico.
What is life like under the Syrian ceasefire? We hear from one woman still living in a rebel-held part of Aleppo who refuses to leave and has been busy distributing food, clothes and medicine to fellow residents. Also, floated at the GOP presidential debate last night was the idea of sending US ground troops into Libya. Both Senator Marco Rubio and Governor John Kasich say they would support such a move. Plus, long before the Zika outbreak in Brazil, the virus hit the island of Tahiti. Scientists are still studying what happened there, and trying to figure out what lessons Tahiti can teach us about stopping the spread of the Zika.
How will the next president deal with climate change? The US made big promises at the climate change summit in Paris last December. The World's environment reporter Carolyn Beeler, who was in Paris, explores what might happen, depending on who wins the White House. Then, staying on the political beat, we'll hear from a Trump supporter in Florida. Pola Hansberger is originally from Nicaragua, and runs her own group called "Legal Immigrants for America." Host Marco Werman finds out why she's a fan of Trump. Plus, we check in with an Italian novelist who has become a fake Republican presidential candidate.
First we hear about the big wins last night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and get the view from overseas with two ex-pat voters — a Republican living in London, and a Democrat living in Stockholm. We'll also hear about what the Centers for Disease Control are doing to combat the Zika virus, particularly here in the United States. Finally, we bring you the tale of an Ecuadorian star runner turned hip-hop musician.
Host Marco Werman continues to bring you stories from his recent trip to Iran. Today, he and producer Matthew Bell profile three young Iranians who trained in tech fields in the US and Europe, but returned to Iran to be part of Tehran's startup scene. Staying in Iran, we also touch base with a reporter who helps us understand the results from Iran's recent parliamentary elections, which saw hardliners suffer some setbacks. Plus, we hear about female skateboarders in Cuba and a group of thieves called the Dead Zoo Gang.
Today, we have a conversation with the only man to have run both the NSA and the CIA, General Michael Hayden. He joins us to discuss not only the current crop of presidential candidates and their positions on national security, but also weighs in on the recent legal dust-up between Apple and the FBI. Plus, with Spotlight winning the Oscar for best picture last night, we wanted to see how the Catholic Church is doing in its continued efforts to deal with child abuse by priests — particularly, priests who have been reassigned to churches in Latin America. We also hear about France's version of the Oscars. Much like the Oscars this year, the Cesars have been accused of being "too white."