Little is known about the men who have led North Korea. But one person with great insights into Kim Jong Il and his successor Kim Jong Un is a Japanese sushi chef. He provided Kim Jong Il both sushi and loyalty for many years. Renee Montagne talks to novelist Adam Johnson about his encounter with the chef, which he writes about in the latest issue of GQ magazine.
Journalism can be a dangerous profession in any war-torn country. And in Somalia, the youth and inexperience of many reporters can make it even more so. A dozen Somali reporters were gunned down last year, including four at a single organization, Shabelle Media.
The U.S. Department of Defense is looking for a writer and producer for a new radio novella in Columbia. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin reports that this radio soap opera will have a decidedly anti-guerrilla message.
The tiny Central American country of Honduras has the highest murder rate on the planet, and is home to tens of thousands of transnational gang members. But a recent gang truce means things are looking up there. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Carrie Kahn in the Honduran capital.
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