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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 2:43pmIn the second of four special podcasts marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, we meet a survivor who lost the rest of her family in the blast. She talks about why she has broken her silence, and why her granddaughter's marriage to a former US marine is a blessing in disguise.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 3:44pmCecil the Zimbabwean lion, killed by an American hunter, has become a cause celebre around the world, but the outcry for one animal is leaving many Zimbabweans puzzled, considering the many human rights abuses they say are perpetrated by the Zimbabwean government. Plus, in the second part of our weeklong series "Hiroshima: Generations," we hear the story of Sueko Hada, who was seven when the atomic bomb hit and wiped out the rest of her family. For years she was silent about her experiences, but now speaks publicly with a mission to bear witness, and hopes her granddaughter will continue this after she's gone. Also, what's in your lunch? Chances are the US military had something to do with it.
Monday, August 3, 2015 3:13pmIn the first of four special podcasts marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a chance encounter in the city's Peace Memorial Park: a 87-year-old A-bomb survivor and a 22-year-old tourist guide discuss whether dropping the bomb was necessary and whether survivors' memories can be kept alive.
Monday, August 3, 2015 3:59pmThe Rio Olympics are about a year away, and all is not well. We profile a volunteer who's trying to clean up Guanabara Bay, a polluted body of water that's slated to be the venue for the sailing events next year. Plus, The World's Patrick Cox has the first report in his weeklong series on the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The series is called "Hiroshima: Generations," and will look at how different age groups remember the event and its aftermath. Also, it's always sunny in Philadelphia — unless you're a Canadian-built robot trying to hitchhike your way across America.
Friday, July 31, 2015 4:02pmIs this the beginning of the end of Ebola? We hear about an experimental vaccine that shows promise. We also hear how Latin America is becoming increasingly dangerous — and deadly — for journalists. Plus, an international supermodel is photographed visiting her plastic surgeon in Paris, dressed head-to-toe in a burqa.