A rebel coup has sent the President of the Central African Republic into exile. While the IMF and the EU agree to a deal to bailout Cyprus. Old Guatemalan strong man Rios Montt faces a genocide trial for his actions in the 80's. We wonder if even with the new constitution, Robert Mugabe might be President when he is 100 years old. Riot police in Rio carry out more evictions as part of World Cup and Olympic preparations. And our NEWZ source of the day is the mighty Arms Control Wonk.
Topics: Central African Republic President Ousted; Cyprus Bailout Deal; Rios Montt on Trial; New Constitution in Zimbabwe; Rio Evicts Indigenous People; Arms Control Wonk Duration: 00:42:05 Team: Mark Fonseca Rendeiro, Tim Pritlove
People in the Vatican City went nuts last night as Pope Frank #1 was unveiled. Meanwhile we catchup on the death of Hugo Chavez and the cult of personality syndrome in Venezuela. Kenya counted up their ballots and declared a new president, while China skipped the ballots and declared Jinping the new guy in charge. Dennis Rodman went to North Korea and made many Americans angry (or frustrated as they couldn't understand a word he says). PRX launches a new media storage system for the internets. And our featured Newz Source for today is an audio podcast: The World.
Topics: Pope Francis I elected; Chavez Dies; Kenyatta Wins; Rodman Makes Friends With Un; Jinping Becomes Pres; New Media Storage; The World Podcast Duration: 00:47:48 Team: Mark Fonseca Rendeiro, Tim Pritlove
It is election week on Newz of the World as this week we dive into the anticipated Kenyan general elections that are coming up and the disappointing Italian elections that just occurred. We also join the US Supreme Court in debating what good DNA sampling can do or not do. Elsewhere the word from southern Thailand is peace, but what does it mean for people of those three provinces long terrorized by an under-reported war. And finally India has announced a new fund focusing on safety for women. Rounding it all off is another edition of Newz Sources where this week we take a look at AllAfrica.com. In conclusion we discuss some possible features of the upcoming Re:publica13 conference in Berlin where we will both be speaking.
Topics: Kenya gears up for elections; US Supreme court debates DNA sampling; Italian election gets confusing; Thai military signs peace deal with rebels; India announces new initiatives for women's safety; Allafrica.com Duration: 00:44:04 Team: Mark Fonseca Rendeiro, Tim Pritlove
This week we look at the reelection of Ecuador's president Rafael Correa and roll the dice if the report on "Blackmailed Gay Clergy" at the Vatican might be related to the Pope's recent resignation. Marks reports from a visit to a refugee church in Amsterdam this week, home to 127 refugees that the Dutch government wants to send home. We also discuss problems with Nuclear waste at Hanford (US) and Asse (Germany) and the general unsolved problems of the remains of Nuclear power production worldwide. We conclude with a brief look at the second anniversary of the Libyan revolution and point to another excellent NEWZ source: Informed Comment by Juan Cole.
Topics: Ecuador re-elects Correa; Blackmailed Gay Clergy at Vatican; Vluchtkerk; Nuclear Waste in US and Germany; Informed Comment; Lybia Duration: 00:46:21 Team: Mark Fonseca Rendeiro, Tim Pritlove
This day we get in touch with all kinds of Higher Powers that reign our earthly being as God decides to let go his direct representative and sends lightning and meteorites to hit earth to make a point. We also look at the assassination of a Tunesian opposition leader that makes clear that Arab Spring revolution is far from over. Then we look at how companies and governments plan to look at us via social media and we present another Newz Source that delivers exactly what its name implies: breaking news.
Topics: Pope resigns; Assassination of Tunesian opposition leader; Transparency in EU; Raytheon 'Riot' program; Podcasting patent; Asteroids and meteorites; BreakingNews Duration: 00:43:24 Team: Mark Fonseca Rendeiro, Tim Pritlove