The African Union commission has elected its first female leader. The organization chose South African politician Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to chair the administrative arm of the continental organization. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton talks to Audie Cornish about why her election is significant.
Robert Siegel talks to Lowell Bergman about a ProPublica investigation into billionaire and Republican political contributor Sheldon Adelson. There are concerns that Adelson may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in his payments to a Macau lawyer who represented his firm's interests in the booming gambling capital. Bergman co-reported the story with Stephen Engelberg and Matt Isaacs for the Investigative Reporting Program of the University of California at Berkeley and PBS Frontline.
Here's an idea for towns struggling to keep the lights on and looking for innovative ways to engage their local prison population: biking. In a small city in Brazil, a handful of prisoners are generating electricity by riding stationary bikes, and they're reducing their sentences as they pedal.
Jenny Barchfield is the AP correspondent in Rio de Janeiro and she wrote about this program. Hi there, Jenny.
JENNY BARCHFIELD: Hello.
CORNISH: And to start, where did this idea come from?
The case of George Zimmerman has taken a surprising turn today: In an audio tape released by prosecutors today, a woman accuses Zimmerman of molesting her for about a decade.
Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman has claimed he killed the unarmed 17-year-old in self-defense. But Martin's family and supporters allege Zimmerman racially profiled the African-American teenager and followed him despite a police dispatcher's advice not to do that.