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Archive for April, 2010

Worldfocus special edition: slices of life around the globe

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Worldfocus special edition: slices of life around the globe

Watch the full show from Friday, April 2. A special edition on slices of life around the globe: The passion for baseball in Cuba; rodeo in Brazil; indigenous Bolivian women sport bowler hats; glass-making in Hebron; wineries in Lebanon; and, the Czech tradition of mushroom-hunting.

Posted: April 2, 2010 12:55   Comments: 4
At home with Moroccan champions

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At home with Moroccan champions

The El Gaara sisters, who live in Rabat, Morocco, are athletic champions who compete in Paralympics against other athletes with dwarfism. Their story came to the attention of Moroccan filmmaker Reda Fakhar, who used it as a window to explore the life of short people in his country.

Posted: April 2, 2010 10:00   Comments: 0
Worldfocus special edition on 21st century Africa

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Worldfocus special edition on 21st century Africa

Watch the full show from Thursday, April 1. A special edition on 21st century Africa: Chinese is one of the hottest subjects in Kenyan schools; many upwardly mobile people are realizing the African dream; cell phones have revolutionized African life; and Rwandan students with laptops.

Posted: April 1, 2010 15:45   Comments: 9
Moroccan hip-hop group fuses traditional music with rap

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Moroccan hip-hop group fuses traditional music with rap

During a reporting trip to Morocco last year, Worldfocus' Hoda Osman, Rebecca Haggerty and Megan Thompson met the members of hip-hop group H-Kayne. In this brief interview, the rap trio discuss their musical influences, including Moroccan traditional music such as Aissawa and Gnawa.

Posted: April 1, 2010 13:21   Comments: 0
On the road in Mumbai with a Muslim female taxi driver

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On the road in Mumbai with a Muslim female taxi driver

In "The Taxi Takes on Terror" project, freelance documentary filmmaker Vandana Sood set out last year to report from India's largest city through conversations with cab drivers. She meets a young Mumbai woman whose story is a surprising commentary on faith and fashion.

Posted: April 1, 2010 11:23   Comments: 5

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