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February 14, 2016
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PRI's The World: 02/12/2016 A deal brokered by the US and Russia calls for humanitarian aid and a ceasefire in Syria, but will it actually work? We hear from a member of the Syrian opposition who lives here in the US; he's skeptical and says the agreement is nothing to celebrate. Then, we head to the slopes in Iran. Our own Marco Werman speaks with Iranians who can enjoy the luxury of skiing for fun. Plus, we get an overview of the Pope's week-long visit to our southern neighbor.
PRI's The World: 02/11/2016 Iran celebrates the 37th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution today and Marco Werman is currently on assignment in Tehran to watch. He talked to young Iranians there about what the anniversary means to them. Then, we get the reverse view of the anniversary, from an Iranian exile in California. Also, we hear about some Brazilian public schools that are trying to improve students' diets by helping them grow their own vegetables.
PRI's The World: 02/10/2016 Today we explore what the victories of presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in New Hampshire Tuesday mean for America's relationships around the globe. Democratic contender Sanders gives high marks to Sweden's "democratic socialism," but could that really work here in the US? Plus, we speak with a Liberian author who writes children's books on the realities of war and corruption in her country.
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Call for Turkey to end assault on Kurds France urges Turkey to end its assault on positions claimed by Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, as the attacks continue into a second day.
Clash over US Supreme Court future The death of one of the most conservative members of the US Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia, sparks a battle for its control.
Viola Beach families pay tribute to band Tributes are being paid by the families of indie band Viola Beach, who died along with their manager in a car crash in Sweden.
The appeal of post-recession films
A look at the trend of films depicting the 2008 financial crisis
What's up with Saudi Arabia and its oil?
Why does Saudi Arabia keep pumping oil when it's driving prices down?
Retail sales beat expectations, but so what?
Not bad, but not outstanding either.
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