Robert Siegel talks to Lowell Bergman about a ProPublica investigation into billionaire and Republican political contributor Sheldon Adelson. There are concerns that Adelson may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in his payments to a Macau lawyer who represented his firm's interests in the booming gambling capital. Bergman co-reported the story with Stephen Engelberg and Matt Isaacs for the Investigative Reporting Program of the University of California at Berkeley and PBS Frontline.
Audie Cornish talks with Associated Press reporter Jenny Barchfield about an inventive new program in one Brazilian prison where inmates can shorten their sentences by biking to generate energy for the town.
Kofi Annan was the first sub-Saharan African to serve as secretary-general of the United Nations. His thoughts on the U.N.'s successes, missed opportunities and ongoing challenges, and his work trying to broker peace in Syria.
Kenya, like other countries in East Africa, has dropped many of the fees that kept poor children out of public schools. More kids are now attending, but there's a desperate shortage of books, teachers and other basic needs.
There's been a lot of attention paid to the health of the Detroit automakers. But probably the biggest automotive victims of the Great Recession are the smaller Japanese automakers: Mitsubishi, Suzuki and Mazda. Each is struggling to remain relevant in the U.S. auto market in part due to the yen, limited U.S. production and marketing.
The Red Cross announced Sunday that the conflict in Syria has now reached the level of civil war. The declaration means international humanitarian law now applies throughout the country, and is the responsibility of all parties, whether rebel or government.
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