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February 13, 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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Russia faces pressure over Syria deaths Pressure increases on Russia over civilian deaths in air strikes in Syria, with France and the United States urging greater caution.
Republicans trade blows ahead of debate Donald Trump and Ted Cruz attack each other ahead of a debate between the remaining Republican contenders for US president in South Carolina.
Several die in Pennsylvania pile-up A number of people have died in a motorway pile-up involving more than 50 vehicles in Pennsylvania, authorities say.
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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