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Full Show: April 30, 2009

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Full Show: April 30, 2009

Watch the show from Thursday, April 30: Pakistan's offensive against the Taliban, swine flu protection, Britain ends combat patrols in Iraq and changing sexual attitudes in Beirut.

Posted: April 30, 2009 16:54   Comments: 0
From streets to clubs, sexual attitudes shift in Lebanon

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From streets to clubs, sexual attitudes shift in Lebanon

From the Arab world's first gay rights demonstration to wild parties to a new graphic magazine, sexual attitudes are changing in Beirut.

Posted: April 30, 2009 15:33   Comments: 9
Beirut’s underground gay community congregates discreetly

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Beirut’s underground gay community congregates discreetly

While Beirut is the most gay-friendly city in the Arab world, it is still a conservative atmosphere in which gay couples are not socially accepted. Worldfocus correspondent Kristen Gillespie writes about her experience reporting on the underground gay community from a small bar in Gemayze.

Posted: April 30, 2009 15:20   Comments: 8
U.S. ramps up pressure on Pakistani government

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U.S. ramps up pressure on Pakistani government

As Pakistan battles Taliban militants, President Obama said he was "gravely concerned" about the stability of the Pakistani government. Teresita Schaffer of the Center for Strategic and International Studies discusses Pakistan's offensive and security concerns over the country's nuclear arsenal.

Posted: April 30, 2009 15:17   Comments: 0
Science begins to come to grips with swine flu patterns

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Science begins to come to grips with swine flu patterns

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the number of confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide has now risen to at least 257. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the scientific community's attempts to pinpoint and fight the virus.

Posted: April 30, 2009 15:16   Comments: 1
“Swine flu” name offends Jews and Muslims

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“Swine flu” name offends Jews and Muslims

As countries around the world debate over what to call "swine flu," Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge writes about the disease name game.

Posted: April 30, 2009 08:57   Comments: 4
Winemakers thrive in the hills of eastern Lebanon

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Winemakers thrive in the hills of eastern Lebanon

The mountainous region of eastern Lebanon has a rich history spanning thousands of years -- and equally rich land that makes it a fertile location for some of the country's top vineyards. Lebanon produces rich red wines, crisp whites and smooth, fruity ros├ęs.

Posted: April 29, 2009 16:58   Comments: 18
Full Show: April 29, 2009

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Full Show: April 29, 2009

Watch the show from Wednesday, April 29: Swine flu in Germany and Austria, Pakistan offensive against Taliban, additional troops in Afghanistan, and making wine in Lebanon.

Posted: April 29, 2009 16:35   Comments: 1
WHO raises pandemic alert level over swine flu outbreak

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WHO raises pandemic alert level over swine flu outbreak

In response to the spread of swine flu, the World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert from phase four to phase five -- one step short of a full-scale pandemic. Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the origins of the swine flu and how governments have responded.

Posted: April 29, 2009 15:55   Comments: 0
Q&A: Ask your questions on Russia’s population in peril

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Q&A: Ask your questions on Russia’s population in peril

Facing dual threats of low birth rates and soaring mortality rates, the ethnic Russian population is aging and dying. Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored Russia's population decline. Paul Goble, Vladimir Lensky and Louisa Vinton joined the conversation. Listen now.

Posted: April 29, 2009 13:58   Comments: 1
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