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Fines for Wasting Food

Last month, Marmar, a restaurant in Saudi Arabia, announced that it would begin fining customers who order food and do not finish it. According to the restaurant owner, Fahad Al Anezi, the motivation behind the new policy is to stop food wastage. Al Anezi maintains that many customers will order large quantities of food to show off, a practice he aims to stop at his restaurant. Continue reading

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Talking with the Taliban

Aired January 19, 2012 | Visit the WPR Page | Download the Show

The Taliban announced this week that ten years after 9/11, it is finally willing to talk with the United States. There’s only one catch: in return, the Obama Administration has to release at least five senior Taliban officials held at Guantánamo. President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights Michael Ratner joins us to talk about prospects for peace, and the future of Guantánamo.

Regions & Themes

 
 

Senegal: Model for Interfaith Peace

A former French colony in western Africa, Senegal is a Muslim-dominated country where a Christian minority is well respected and has lived peacefully with the Muslim majority for ages. What has made Senegal so successful in maintaining interfaith peace and avoiding the religious tensions that plague other countries? A group of professors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison traveled to Senegal last year to look for answers. Anthropology professor Larry Nesper gives an overview in the video clip below.

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