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
This week our NEWZ attention is focused on the environment in places like Colorado where there is a hot debate over drilling on public land. While in the Brazilian state of Pará the world's 3rd largest dam is having a huge impact on everything.
In the realm of science the EU Commission has awarded some big funds to major research projects.
Reporters Without Borders has released a very grim 2012 report. And speaking of difficult conversations, Madge Weinstein released a special podcast on the Algerian Hostage Crisis which we talk about.
The week's Newz Source is Der Spiegel International, listen to find out why!
Topics: Drilling in Colorado; Belo Monte Dam in Brazil; Graphene and Human Brain Get EU Funds; Reporters Without Borders 2012 Report; Yeast Radio Algeria Special; Der Spiegel International Duration: 00:47:03 Team: Mark Fonseca Rendeiro, Tim Pritlove
This week we focus on some heated conflicts in Nothern Africa. After France has moved in to support the Maliean troops they are making quick progress retaking most of the towns and villages in Nothern Mali. But things might not be as easy from now on with the islamic fighters hiding in the desert. In Egypt we look at the return of violent public protest in the streets just in time for the second anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution.
In other newz, we find that Cuba has a new Internet cable now but not yet pass along the packets to its citizens. The US is making headlines because they are about to allow women to join the front lines of their war zones. As a bonus for the dear listener of this fine show, we present the second NEWZ source: the electronic magazine Jadaliyya.
Topics: France and Mali take back Timbuktu; New Cuban Internet Connection; US allows women to serve on the front lines; 2 Year Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution; EZine Jadaliyya Duration: 00:52:00 Team: Mark Fonseca Rendeiro, Tim Pritlove