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Degenerate Art

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The Neues Museum in Berlin is currently exhibiting some recently unearthed sculptures. They are among some 20,000 works of modern German art that were

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Default-piece-image-2 The Neues Museum in Berlin is currently exhibiting some recently unearthed sculptures. They are among some 20,000 works of modern German art that were confiscated by the Nazis. David Hecht takes up the story

Germany 2010 Bug

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Remember the Y2K bug? Well, Germany is experiencing a computer glitch, 10 years after

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Credit_cards_small Remember the Y2K bug? Well, Germany is experiencing a computer glitch, 10 years after millennium bug. It’s a software problem that’s preventing computers from recognizing “2010″ on credit cards. David Hecht checked it out for us.

Sierra Leone's Conflict Diamond Trade (2004 NPR's Day2Day)

From Hechtech | 05:07

David Hecht reports on the condition of Sierra Leone's diamond trade

Illegal-mining-1024x682_small David Hecht reports on the condition of Sierra Leone's diamond trade, a multi-million dollar industry linked to major conflict and crime in that West African country. The diamond profits continue to elude the miners themselves. 

Cambodia - The Little Bank that Grew (2010 PRI/BBC The World)

From Hechtech | 05:02

It's one of Cambodia's few success stories. ACLEDA bank began as a micro-lender. Loaning tiny sums to allow Cambodians to open small businesses.Now it's become

Img_acledastaff_activities_1_small It's one of Cambodia's few success stories. ACLEDA bank began as a micro-lender. Loaning tiny sums to allow Cambodians to open small businesses.Now it's become the country's largest bank. Critics think it's lost its focus by becoming too big and charging its clients too much interest. From Phnom Penh, David Hecht reports. 

Soviet Wizard of Oz at the Staatsballett Berlin (2011 PRI/BBC The World)

From Hechtech | 06:07

A new ballet is being performed in Berlin that is based on the Soviet version of the “Wizard of Oz.” It is the only version of the

Soviet_wizard_of_oz_at_the_staatsballett_berlin_small A new ballet is being performed in Berlin that is based on the Soviet version of the “Wizard of Oz.” It is the only version of the Oz stories that most people in Russia and the Eastern bloc countries ever knew.

Cost of corruption - Sao Tome (2005 APM American Radio Works)

From Hechtech | 16:38

Sao Tome - Island in an Oil Boom -- It sounds like a fairy tale: A tiny African country so poor that most people don't have electricity. Then one day,

Sao_tome_small Sao Tome - Island in an Oil Boom -- It sounds like a fairy tale: A tiny African country so poor that most people don't have electricity. Then one day, it finds itself sitting on billions of dollars in oil. That's just what's happening to Sao Tome and Principe. But for many developing countries, finding black gold is a curse; corruption flourishes, and most people stay poor.

Some Germans Intolerant of Islamic Animal Slaughter (2013 PRI/BBC The World)

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Sample BBC Reporting from the 1990s

Islam_slaughter_small How Germans slaughter the animals they eat is strictly regulated, more than in most EU countries. But Germans’ concern for animals also has a dark side.