New York's African Film Festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with the theme "Looking Back, Looking Forward." It is honoring the first generation of African filmmakers like Ousmane Sembene, and introducing a new wave of African directors. Host Michel Martin talks with festival founder Mahen Bonetti. They're joined by Frances Bodomo, who is showing her short film Boneshaker at the event.
Toyota, Honda and other Japanese automakers are doing just fine in the U.S. Sales have rebounded, buoyed by a weaker yen and the usual lineup of reliable cars. In the home market of Japan, however, the car makers are struggling.
The North's move to block South Korean workers from getting to a jointly run factory is a familiar way for the communist state to show its displeasure. But it comes at a time when tensions are as high as they've been in years.
In recent weeks, we've heard a lot of threats from North Korea. Yet we know little about their leadership when it comes to domestic policy. For a window into what changes might be like, David Greene talks to North Korean expert Marcus Noland, director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
In a digital age, the old-fashion travel guide book may seem outdated. But some say there are still reasons to rely on a book for travel recommendations. David Greene talks to Ina Fried, senior editor at at All-ThingsD.com, and Hanya Yanagihara, editor at large for Conde Nast Traveler.
President Obama is expected to name Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, ambassador to Japan. The job has been critical to U.S. trade and business interests with the world's third largest economy. But Kennedy has no prior experience in government or business.
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