Today in The World Digest we address one of the big questions hanging over the case of former Marine Amir Mirzai Hekmati … who is Hekmati? Iran alleges he is a CIA spy and has sentenced him to death. Lisa speaks with Hadi Ghaemi, of the International Campaign for Human Rights to find out more.
Finally, Lily Jamali has a great feature on Carnatic music in Chennai, India. Have you been to Chennai during “the December Season?” If not (even if so), you will want to take a listen to this piece. By the way, Lily sent us a cool video on the tradition of making Mridangum drums that’s worth a watch.