While traditional Mediterranean fare is among the healthiest on the planet, Greece now struggles with an obesity epidemic. Worldfocus correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson report on Greek efforts to reclaim their heritage of "slow food."
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As part of their reporting on Greek efforts to stem the tide of obesity in their country, Worldfocus correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson visit "slow food" advocates Nikos and Lola Frantzeskakis. The pair share recipes for healthy -- and delicious -- dishes in Vamos, Crete using locally-grown vegetables, meats, and of course, olive oil.
Homosexuality dates back thousands of years in Ancient Greece, where same-sex relationships were well-known - even among the gods. But today in Greece, gay rights are not as accepted. Special correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson examine the state of gay marriage in Greece.
The opening of the Acropolis Museum in Greece this summer has reignited a controversy over some of the sculptures that adorned the Parthenon, the most famous monument of ancient Greece.
A collection of sculptures from Greece's famed Parthenon have a permanent home in the British Museum. Should they be returned to Greece? Students at the American College of Greece say yes, but Dimitris Plantzos of the University of Ioannina holds the rare view that the sculptures don't need to be returned.
Some of the biggest victims of Liberia's 14-year civil war were young women who were taken prisoner and forced to fight, or made into sex slaves. Many of them are now struggling to recover and struggling to forget.
Liberia's recovery after years of civil war has been led by women, who for years were among the biggest victims of the rampant violence in that country. Women are now on the front lines of what's become a war on sexual violence.
Liberia's Decoration Day is a national holiday that mourns the losses or celebrates the lives of lost loved ones. Liberians bring parties to cemeteries to clean and decorate gravestones, eat and dance.