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Archive for November, 2009
Stocks sank in Asia, Europe and the U.S. this week after reports that the government-owned investment arm of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates cannot pay back its loans to banks in Europe and Asia. Marcus Mabry, international business editor of The New York Times, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the ripple effects on the global economy.
Watch the full show from Thursday, November 26: a global look at food includes rising prices in Egypt; aging Japanese population puts family rice farms in jeopardy; buffalo mozzarella cheese in Italy; and a new vintage wine emerges in Lebanon.
Watch the full show from Wednesday, November 25: Israel's prime minister proposes a 10-month settlement freeze; India marks the one-year anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks; Britain deals with cancer drug controversy; and the Mediterranean diet is dying.
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."
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.
Today Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu proposed a 10-month freeze on settlement construction. For more on the latest announcement, Martin Savidge speaks with Ghassan Shabaneh about how Netanyahu might be trying to prop up Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and why the Palestinians have already rejected Israel's offer.
PBS commemorates the first anniversary of the Mumbai attacks with this Wednesday's broadcast of "Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre." The program is a unique look inside the attacks, featuring closed-circuit television footage and first-hand accounts. Watch an excerpt of the program and a discussion with the film's director from THIRTEEN Forum.
India's largest city is commemorating the one-year anniversary of vicious terrorist attacks that killed more than 170 people. Journalist Vandana Sood uses Mumbai taxicabs to report on how people from a wide cross-section of Indian society view the aftermath of the attacks.
In Wednesday's show, we look at a new cancer drug, Avastin, which can reportedly extend patients' lives. But there is a public debate about how much medical care should be made available at the end of life. Henry Aaron, a senior fellow and noted health care expert with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the issue.