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Frost over the World
Troubled times for Indonesia
The country's foreign minister discusses the devastating eruption of the volcano, Mount Merapi.
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2010 09:36 GMT
Marty Natalegawa

The Indonesian foreign minister joins Sir David from Jakarta to talk about the recent devastating eruption of the volcano, Mount Merapi, in Central Java. They also discuss the planned visit of US President Barack Obama, a former resident of Indonesia, to the country next week.




Faris al-Sanabani and Stephen Johnson

Last week, aviation authorities intercepted two parcel bombs that had been sent from Yemen to synagogues in the US. Yemeni analyst, Faris al-Sanabani, joins Sir David from Sanaa to talk about the impact of al-Qaeda's presence in Yemen.

Plus, Stephen Johnson, the writer who told us that watching The West Wing or playing card games makes us clever, has turned his attention to the genesis of good ideas: where do they come from and how are they made? He talks about his new book, Where Good Ideas Come From.

James Blunt

The former soldier and award-winning singer-songwriter, James Blunt, gave us hits like You're Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover. He talks about his new album, Some Kind of Trouble, which is out now.

The former soldier and award-winning singer-songwriter, James Blunt, gave us hits like 'You’re Beautiful' and 'Goodbye My Lover'. He talks about his new album, 'Some Kind of Trouble', which is out now.



Silio Bocconera

The Brazilian journalist talks about the newly elected Brazilian leader, Dilma Rousseff, and whether Brazil's first female president will be able to match the extraordinary popularity of her predecessor, President Lula.



This episode of Frost over the World aired from Friday, November 5, 2010.

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