Lullabies aren’t just for babies, they’re for grown ups too. Submit your favorite sleepy tunes to publicradiointernational PRI’s new app, The World’s Lullabies.
It’s the largest exercise of democracy in the world, and candidates competing for India’s prime minister position have a lot of ground to cover if they want votes. One candidate decided the best way to do that was to be in 100 places at once, quite literally. As a hologram. http://ow.ly/vHnA4
From reporter Matthew Bell:
"This week, I spoke with Lukman Faily, Iraq’s ambassador in Washington. And one thing I asked him was about the current situation in Iraq’s Anbar province. Militants linked to Al-Qaeda have taken over parts of this region west of Baghdad, where American forces fought some of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq War. Amb. Faily said the Iraqi government is making progress, but it would like more help from the US.
Happening now: You’ve probably heard of initiatives like One Laptop per Child (OLPC), the PlayPump and, more recently, the open-source software of Ushahidi and FrontlineSMS. You may have even heard about high-tech toilets that will be powered by solar energy or monitored by mobile phones. Technology has made development work buzz-worthy. But how much is it actually doing to improve lives?
When you see his photos, you can understand why Christopher Herwig spent 12 years traveling through the former Soviet Union, taking pictures of Soviet-era bus stops.
Here’s a small snippet of our interview with the BBC’s Mark Doyle, who comes on the show today to share the story of one Senegalese UN observer who ran daring missions that saved an estimated 600 people during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.
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Two journalists working for the Associated Press were shot by a police officer in eastern Afghanistan Friday. One of the women, Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus, died in the attack. Here is a collection of Niedringhaus’ most recent pictures on Instagram and Twitter.