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April 30, 2016
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PRI's The World: 04/29/2016 A Lebanese rock band was supposed to play a gig in Jordan a few days back, but Jordanian authorities canceled the show because they felt the band's songs clashed with the country's values. Today, Jordan rescinded the ban, but the band says it's too late to reschedule. Also, we hear about a new feature film in which a group of musicians from Afghanistan are eager to perform with their idols, Metallica. We'll also explore the many Berlins of the United States, and meet a 94-year-old Mexican bartender who really knows his trade.
PRI's The World: 04/28/2016 The Syrian cease-fire is "barely alive." Also, fighting has escalated once again in the rebel-held city of Aleppo with air strikes destroying a hospital and leaving dozens dead. Plus, the story of an Iranian poet and blogger who lives in exile in Toronto, Canada. And, "paw-ternity" leave for pet parents.
PRI's The World: 04/27/2016 Donald Trump takes a presidential turn ? with an address on foreign policy. Also, we look at the recent murders of two men who started the only LGBT magazine in Bangladesh. And, why Bristol, England has been smelling like vinegar, and why some locals are fine with that.
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Iraq protesters camp outside parliament Supporters of a powerful Shia Muslim cleric set up camp outside parliament in Baghdad, after thousands stormed the Green Zone secure area.
Iran moderates win back parliament Run-off elections give moderates and reformists a working majority in the Iranian parliament for the first time in more than a decade.
Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sets fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in an effort to show his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants, but the move has its critics.
Finland is saving their postal service, one lawn at a time
The country is cutting lawns to cut costs.
Weekly Wrap: Why the Fed hasn't raised interest rates again
Catherine Rampell and John Carney join Kai to recap the week that was.
The Lowline experiments with natural sunlight underground
Is this the future of parks?
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