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This undated photo believed to be Kim Jong-Un in the Swiss city of Berne where he attended school. But the North Korean regime has never verified any photos of him. (YONHAP/AFP/Getty Images)

Sep. 29, 2010

Kim Jong-Il's youngest son was made a four-star general, strengthening his resume to become North Korea's successor. We talk with the University of Chicago's Bruce Cumings about the implications. And, for Global Notes, Jerome and Tony Sarabia talk with the lead actress of The Merchants of Bollywood, a play about the history of the film genre. And Barry Weisberg talks about how cities contribute to our ecological crisis.