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G-20 Protests

Protestors converge on London's financial district, as world leaders meet on finding a way forward out of the global economic mess. We speak with Alok Jha, a reporter for the Guardian newspaper, on the streets of London. He and his colleagues are blogging and tweeting from the protests.

What Does Pakistan Want in Afghanistan?

The shadowy "S" wing of Pakistan's spy agency has been providing direct support of money, military supplies, and strategic planning to Taliban commanders in Afghanistan. So what does Pakistan want? And what is at stake for the region and for the U.S.? We'll speak with Mark Mazzetti, New York Times national security correspondent.

April Fools' Highlights

A quick note about some of our favorite April Fools' pranks.

Man v. Tiger

The endangered Sumatra tigers are striking back against humans as their habitat disappears. In the past two months, eight people have been killed by the tigers in one district alone. Conservationists say there's simply not enough food left for the tigers because of the world's hunger for timber. The BBC's Lucy Williamson traveled with the tiger catchers in Indonesia.

An Island for Abusive Priests?

Waxy Monkey Frog. (Boston Museum of Science)
Waxy Monkey Frog. (Boston Museum of Science)

Learning about Frogs

Though frogs and other amphibians have been on the planet for more than three hundred million years, many species are being threatened with extinction. A new exhibit "Frogs: A Chorus of Colors" at Boston's Museum of Science showcases these fascinating creatures. Our guide is Lew Stevens, senior curator of the museum's animal collections.

Music from the show

  • The Lickets, "Serial East"
  • Ahmad Jamal, "Patterns"
  • The Cincinnati Pops, "Sabre Dance"
  • Radiohead, "Myxamatosis"
  • Ashley MacIsaac, "Sleepy Maggie"
  • The Wee Trio, "Flint"

This program aired on April 1, 2009.


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