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June 19, 2013
PRI's The World - Jun 18, 2013 The US and the Taliban agree to hold peace talks. Also, the protests continue in Brazil over transportation costs and government expenses. Plus, Australia's prime minister tackles gambling advertising in primetime sports.
PRI's The World - Jun 17, 2013 Iran's new president calls for engagement with other countries. We'll compare and contrast new leader Hassan Rouhani with outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Also, we hear about a project in Qatar seeking new ways to grow crops in the crops in the hot and arid desert. Plus, a scandal in Japan over "juiced" baseballs.
PRI's The World - Jun 14, 2013 Election day in Iran as voters decide who should replace President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Plus, protests erupt in Brazil as price hike on buses irks riders. And, collecting sounds from the Eiffel Tower.
In Focus Today
Politics, Religion, and the Santorum Campaign: A Conversation with Emory Political Scientist Andra Gillespie On Sunday, Feb. 19th, Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum was in metro Atlanta. He spoke at a big suburban church, and continued to emphasize the theme of religious conservatism in his campaign. WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Emory University political scientist Andra Gillespie about whether the always-volatile mix of religion and politics will be a winning formula for Santorum in the GOP primaries, and (should he win the nomination) in the general election in November.
Taliban hit US base after talks news Four US soldiers are killed in a Taliban attack at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, shortly after the US announced direct talks with the militants.
Brazil sends troops to quell protest Brazil is to send troops to five major cities to help restore order after massive protests calling for better education and transport, the justice ministry says.
Toxic substance in Fukushima water High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope, strontium-90, have been found in groundwater at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says.
MTV focuses on millennials for success
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Is the industrial Midwest gone forever?
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In Brazil, small protests turn quickly to big demonstrations
What began as small protests against bus price hikes has now escalated into nationwide wide protests involving hundreds of thousands of people. When an economy expands, people bristle at corruption and poor spending choices.0