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Worldview 6.27.12

Ravi Shankar plays sitar with his daughter at the Fes Sacred Music Festival in June 2005. (Flickr/josiehen)

Wednesday on Worldview:

We take a look at the 2012 Farm Bill. Last week, the Senate passed a bill covering farm and food aid. The House still has to draft its version of the bill — the current one expires in September. Oxfam, the international relief agency that works on poverty and hunger, says the Senate bill offers ways to cut waste and “modernize America’s international food aid programs.” Ray Offenheiser, Oxfam America’s president, tells us how the proposed changes in the farm bill could affect hunger and poverty around the globe.

Then, Global Notes contributor Catalina Maria Johnson is back from the Sacred Music Festival in Fes, Morocco. She shares some festival highlights, including the poetic music of Iranian sisters Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat and Bjork's falsetto singing about the moon, from her Biophilia project, which she also presented in Fes. 

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