Weekend Edition - 10/12/2011
Owen Bennett Jones introduces the pick of this week's despatches from correspondents around the world. This programme includes:
Mark Mardell on how Iowa's caucuses can sway the US Presidential race;
Will Ross on a classical orchestra in Kinshasa who play Handel on the banks of the River Congo;
Craig Jeffrey on the Indian activists bringing wit and ridicule to their war on corruption;
Sara Sheridan on a book fair and a beating in the United Arab Emirates;
Martin Plaut on finding unexpected optimisim in the farmlands of Zimbabwe;
Kate McGeown on meeting the families of Filipino sailors kidnapped at sea;
Alan Johnston on how Italians are having to adjust to austerity...
... and Dany Mitzman on how they may also some of Europe's worst-afflicted hypochondriacs.