For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the name of a Brazilian state with a new state-run condom factory. The answer is Acre. The condom factory will soon be producing condoms made from rubber harvested in the Amazon rainforest..
The World's Marco Werman introduces us to the music of the Black 47's. Their latest CD is called, "Iraq". Band leader Larry Kirwan says material for the album grew out of his correspondence with the band's fans serving in the Iraq war.
The World's Matthew Bell reports on Iran's announcement that it's begun to install thousands of new centrifuges at the country's main nuclear plan, a step taken in defiance of international calls to freeze its nuclear program.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Tufts University professor Vali Nasr about the role Iran plays in the war in Iraq, as top US commander General David Petraeus told a Senate committee today that Iran played a direct role in last weeks violence in Iraq.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Helen Zia about her decision to be part of the relay team carrying the Olympic torch through San Francisco this week; Zia is a Chinese-American writer and human rights activist.
The World's Jeb Sharp reports on a new report on Darfur released today by the group Human Rights Watch which says sexual violence is rife in Darfur, carried out by Sudanese soldiers, militiamen and rebel fighters.
A new book states that Luciano Pavarotti's performance at the 2006 Olympic opening ceremonies in Turin was lip-synched - both voice and orchestra were recorded before the ceremony, and The World's Alex Gallafent examines the significance of the claim.
The World's Katy Clark reports on the issues likely to come up on Capitol Hill when General David Petraeus testifies tomorrow; Patraeus will brief Congress on what the surge strategy in Iraq has accomplished and on the way forward for U.S. forces.
Iran announced today that it's received a request from the United States to meet again regarding the security situation in Iraq, and Host Lisa Mullins speaks with John Limbert, professor of international relations at the U.S. Naval Academy.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz - name the 4-thousand mile rift passing through Africa - is the Great Rift Valley. It's a major bird migratory route between Asia and Africa. The World's Quil Lawrence took in a bird-watching tour on another stop along the way of that migration -- northern Israel recently.
The World's Aaron Schachter reports from the NATO summit in Romania where Russian president Vladimir Putin made it clear today that Russia is strongly opposed to NATO expansion plans to include Ukraine and Georgia