Today's show begins with a discussion about information during wartime: How might differing media accounts lead to different perspectives? We're covering October 20th in history and reporting on the world's highest library overdue fee. And we're explaining why reflective material is used in the bags of so many of the chips we buy.
This Friday's news quiz covers topics featured throughout the week on The World from A to Z:
1. Kibera Fashion Week, an event intended to attract attention and improve the quality of local life, was held recently in the largest slum on what continent?
2. The U.S. government is moving forward with a plan to ban what kind of fees, though critics say the action is unlikely to save Americans money?
3. A WWI-era shipwreck was recently located in which of the Great Lakes, which is also the coldest of the freshwater lakes?
4. In what nation, which has seen a dramatic increase in crime in recent years, was a 35-year-old politician named Daniel Noboa recently elected president?
5. In what nation would you find Tren Maya, a new railway whose construction has divided environmentalists and those hoping it will help the local economy?
6. Some boats and houseboats in the city of Manaus are now perched on nearly dry land, as a dramatic drought affects water levels and tributaries of what river?
7. In what European nation, whose Law and Justice party won the most votes (but fewer seats) in a recent election, are builders working to reconstruct a 17th-Century palace at a cost of $600 million?
8. What kind of animals are saigas, a critically endangered species that has made such a comeback in Kazakhstan that the government is planning to capture or kill thousands?
9. What Cold War event (3 words) occurred 61 years ago this month and involved the U.S., the Soviet Union, and an island nation 90 miles away from America?
10. Which historic transaction (2 words), a major land agreement involving the U.S. and France, is considered to be the “greatest real estate deal ever”?