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Afropop Worldwide

Saturday 3 - 4 PM

"Afropop Worldwide" is America's first and longest-lived weekly program on the music of Africa and the African Diaspora. Hosted by Georges Collinet from Cameroon and produced by Sean Barlow for World Music Productions, "Afropop Worldwide" draws on an unprecedented array of reporters, artists and cultural guides to present an hour that is authoritative, comprehensive and hugely entertaining. Homepage:  http://www.afropop.org/

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Army Secretary Mark Esper is hoping to be confirmed by the Senate to be defense secretary. At his confirmation hearing, he faced tough questions about his years as a top defense contractor lobbyist.

One of Chennai's biggest reservoirs, Chembarambakkam Lake, is now a cracked, windswept mud flat. There are swarms of insects as big as hummingbirds, stray goats nibbling at dust-coated shrubs and what look like a few water buffalo — but no water. A massive pipe that's supposed to carry water into the city is empty.

Rome is known as the Eternal City. Over many centuries, it has been sacked by marauders and repeatedly resurrected from decline. But this summer, Roman residents are being tested by a massive trash crisis that has prompted doctors to warn of the possible spread of diseases as birds, vermin and wild animals scavenge amid the rotting refuse.

Already, flocks of cawing seagulls have replaced traffic roar as the soundtrack of Roman life.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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NOEL KING, HOST:

After a lot of hype, Disney has walked up to a cliff's edge to show the world its latest remake.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CIRCLE OF LIFE")

LEBO M: (Chanting in foreign language).

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