On this week's Global Notes, Jerome and Tony Sarabia listen to cuts from Brazilian artist Gal Costa's latest labum, Recanto. A veteran of Brazil's Tropicalismo music scene, Costa records songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
Japan's birth rate is extremely low, so every five years the government conducts a survey on attitudes toward sex and marriage. And the latest statistics suggest that it's unlikely the birth rate will go up. It turns out that lots of Japanese aren’t even having sex.