Life has ground to a halt in the violence-stricken city of Homs, Syria. Some neighborhoods lack electricity and many households are struggling to get food on the table. Worldview talks to a local Syrian-American dentist who fears for her family’s safety back in Homs; last month, one of her relatives was shot and killed after leaving a mosque. Later, Vivien Sansour, a representative from the Palestine Fair Trade Association, describes what it’s like for small farmers who are trying to participate in the world’s growing organic movement despite Palestine’s political isolation. And on Global Notes, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia listen to the album Voice of the Seven Woods from aural-globetrotting British guitarist Rick Tomlinson.